IND-W vs UAE-W T20:-India is taking on the UAE on Tuesday (September 4) in the Women’s Asia Cup. Team India captain Smriti Mandhana won the toss and elected to bat first in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Indian women team won the toss and decided to bat first. Team India scored 178 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. For that, Jemima Rodriguez scored an unbeaten 75 and Deepti Sharma scored 64 runs. In reply, UAE team could score only 74 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur was not playing in this match. Smriti Mandhana was given the captaincy.
Poor start for india
India got the first blow in the form of Richa Ghosh. She got out in the very first over. Richa was caught by Chhaya Mughal at the hands of Priyanjali Jain. She could not even open the account. After him S. Meghna got out in the fourth over. Mahika Gaur got Meghna caught by Theerth Satish. She could only score 10 runs in 12 balls. Dayalan Hemlata returned to the pavilion as the third wicket. She was run out after scoring one run.
Did not succeed in opening
India changed their opening pair in this match. Smriti Mandhana did not open in this match. Richa Ghosh with S. Meghna comes to the crease. The team’s experiment proved unsuccessful. Richa could not do anything special.
Deepti and Jemima made a century partnership
Jemima Rodriguez and Deepti Sharma took over the innings after three wickets fell for 19 runs. Both shared a 129-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Deepti hit five fours and two sixes in her 49-ball innings. At the same time, Jemima faced 45 balls and hit 11 fours. She remained unbeaten till the end. Pooja Vastrakar contributed 13 and Kiran Navgire contributed 10 not out.
UAE batting flop
The UAE team, chasing the target, had a poor start. The team had lost three wickets for five runs. Teerth Satish one run, Isha Rohit Oja four runs and Natasha Cheriath returned to the pavilion without opening the account.
After this, Kavisha Agodes and Khushi Sharma shared a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Khushi got out after scoring 29 runs. After this, Kavish remained unbeaten on 30 runs and Chhaya Mugar scored six runs. Rajeshwar Gaikwad took two wickets for India. At the same time, Hemlata got a wicket.
Mandhana captain in place of Harmanpreet Kaur
Regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur was not playing in this match. In his place, Smriti Mandhana was given the command. India defeated Sri Lanka in its first match and Malaysia in the second match.
Playing-11 of both the teams
India: Sabbinene Meghna, Smriti Mandhana (captain), Richa Ghosh (wk), Kiran Navgire, Jemima Rodriguez, Dayalan Hemlata, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gaikwad.
UAE: Thirth Satish (wk), Isha Rohit Ojha, Kavisha Igodage, Natasha Cheriath, Chhaya Mughal (c), Khushi Sharma, Priyanjali Jain, Samaira Dharanidharka, Vaishnav Mahesh, Mahika Gaur, Suraksha Kotte.