Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Terrific performance by India in the field, never gave Pakistan a sniff of a chance. Punam Raut my Player of the Match, an innings of class to retrieve India from two early losses and then a fine catch and an even better run-out.

Presentations and player comments to follow soon! India running a celebratory girdle around their hobbled captain Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami at the moment!

Mithali Raj: "So happy for the girls even though I'm disappointed not to have played because of my ankle. Winning this Asia Cup is a great achievement and what's been special is how our team has become like a family over the years, everyone contributes and plays for each other. The juniors came in and did well, it was good to expose them to international cricket and the junior teams, Thailand and Hong Kong, really bowled and fielded well and they can only improve the more they play the top teams. Eating in China's 'survival of the fittest!' but they've been great hosts and all the facilities have been great." Mithali says she'll be back to full fitness in 2-3 weeks, Jhulan Goswami around the same.

The players and officials are receiving their medals now....Pakistan's Bismah Maroof is Player of the Tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur (acting captain) and Mithali Raj lift the trophy!

Thanks for being with us, its been surreal at times, cricket in China, but cricket's cricket wherever its played and India v Pakistan is as real as it gets.

From the indefatigable Sajan Nair and myself, goodbye from Guangzhou.

19.1
W
Niranjana to Mariam Hasan, OUT, in the blockhole, pushed to short mid-on, non-striker hares down only to be sent back and the throw comes in to the bowler who has all the time in the world to knock the stumps down and a lifetime remaining to celebrate. India win the inaugural ACC Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup!

Sadia Yousuf run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK-W: 63/9 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.31, RRR: 19.00)

  • Sadia Yousuf0 (1b)
  • Mariam Hasan8 (9b)
  • E Bisht4-0-9-1
  • A Das4-0-12-2
18.6
0
Bisht to Sadia Yousuf, no run,
18.5
W
Bisht to Batool Fatima, OUT, regulation outside edge to the perky 'keeper

Batool Fatima c †Naik b Bisht 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

18.4
1
Bisht to Mariam Hasan, 1 run, tapped to backward point
18.3
1
Bisht to Batool Fatima, 1 run, paddled to backward square
18.2
0
Bisht to Batool Fatima, no run, turn and bounce beats the attempted slog sweep
18.1
1
Bisht to Mariam Hasan, 1 run, swept, scampered single

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK-W: 60/8 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.33, RRR: 11.00)

  • Mariam Hasan6 (7b)
  • A Das4-0-12-2
  • R Malhotra2-0-10-1
17.6
W
Das to Nain Abidi, OUT, down the wicket, zips through the gate

Nain Abidi st †Naik b Das 13 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

17.5
1
Das to Mariam Hasan, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket
17.4
0
Das to Mariam Hasan, no run,
17.3
1
Das to Nain Abidi, 1 run, driven in the air, one bounce to long on
17.2
1
Das to Mariam Hasan, 1 run, tossed up and worked to mid-on, scurry a single
17.1
0
Das to Mariam Hasan, no run,

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | PAK-W: 57/7 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.35, RRR: 8.33)

  • Nain Abidi12 (17b)
  • Mariam Hasan4 (3b)
  • R Malhotra2-0-10-1
  • A Das3-0-9-1

India just turning the screws, very disciplined bowling performance by them

16.6
2
Malhotra to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, Dil-scooped, but It's been 50 balls since the last Pakistan boundary
16.5
3
Malhotra to Mariam Hasan, 3 runs, bounces off a length, takes the outside edge
16.4
0
Malhotra to Mariam Hasan, no run,
16.3
1
Malhotra to Nain Abidi, 1 run, tossed up and swung over mid-on to long-on