RNS: In a thrilling showdown at the Asian Games, the Indian Women’s Cricket Team emerged victorious, claiming the gold medal and etching their names in history. The resounding victory unfolded on Monday in Hangzhou, China, as the Women in Blue overcame Sri Lanka in a closely contested final match.
Harmanpreet Kaur, leading the Indian contingent, showcased her prowess by amassing a remarkable 116 runs in just 20 overs, exhibiting her exceptional batting skills. Complementing her performance, Smriti Mandhana narrowly missed a half-century by just four runs.
The dynamic duo of Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues played a pivotal role, crafting a critical partnership worth 73 runs. This monumental win marks India’s maiden gold medal triumph in women’s cricket at the Asian Games.
With this remarkable achievement, India’s overall medal count has surged to an impressive total of 11, comprising two gold, three silver, and six bronze medals, further solidifying their presence on the international sporting stage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the Women’s Cricket Team for their outstanding triumph. He lauded the indomitable spirit, unwavering determination, and exceptional teamwork displayed by the athletes, emphasizing that our daughters are hoisting the tricolour high in the realm of sports.
In the wake of their historic victory, Shafali Verma, a member of the Gold-winning Indian Women’s Cricket Team, expressed gratitude to the nation for its unwavering support. She also shared the team’s aspiration to showcase their skills on the grandest sporting stage, the Olympics, in the near future.
The nation joins in jubilation and pride as the Indian Women’s Cricket Team adds another golden chapter to the annals of Indian sports history. Their remarkable journey in Hangzhou inspires aspiring athletes across the country and reaffirms India’s prominence in the world of cricket.