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