India are in the final, and they are now assured of a medal in this even! Short and wide again. Rodrigues punches it towards deep cover point. The fielding is a bit lackadaisical and that allows Rodrigues to hare back for the second. India have won this contest by eight wickets and with more than 11 overs to spare!
11:19am Right. That brings us to the end of our coverage for this game. India will now face the winner of the semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which starts in about two and a half hours from now. Hope you enjoyed our coverage, we will be back soon with more cricketing action from the Asian Games. Until next time, this is me (Shashwat) saying goodbye on behalf of Vairavan and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo. Take care!
Elsewhere, India's first medal of the Hangzhou Asian Games came via Arvind Singh and Arjun Lal Jat - a silver in the men's lightweight double sculls.
11:07am India coast to victory, and seal their spot in the final. They did not have many to get and despite losing Mandhana early, they got there pretty comfortably. Shafali and Rodrigues were the major contributors, with Kanika remaining unbeaten alongside Rodrigues at the end.
Not much to draw upon, from Bangladesh's point of view. Their spinners did extract assistance, getting the ball to grip, turn and bounce. All that, though, will only leave them with a sinking feeling of what might have been, especially if they had somehow managed to get to the 100-run mark. Nevertheless, they now have to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get ready for the bronze medal game tomorrow, where they will face one of Pakistan or Sri Lanka.
deftly done! Short and wide outside off stump. Rodrigues goes deep into her crease, opens her bat face and steers it beautifully past backward point for four!
Just six needed now for the win. Can India finish it off this over? Shorna Akter to try her luck
length on off stump. This one bounces a tad extra and takes the top edge as Rodrigues sweeps. Bobbles towards deep square leg
shot! Full enough outside off and Rodrigues brings out the sweep again. Belts it and beats deep square leg comfortably!
back of a length on off stump. Kanika goes back and works it towards deep mid wicket
length on off stump. Kanika comes forward and drops it into the on side with soft hands
Kanika Ahuja joins Rodrigues
castled! Length delivery on middle and off stump that skids through. Shafali opts to stay back but the ball is too full to be doing so. Skids through, goes past the bat and thumps into middle stump!
back of a length on off stump. This one skids through as Rodrigues goes back and stabs it towards mid on
Fatima Khatun into the attack
full on middle and off stump. Rodrigues gets down on one knee and sweeps it powerfully towards deep square leg
tossed up full outside off. Pushed towards short extra cover
dragged down outside off again. Shafali waits in her crease before tugging it towards deep mid wicket
another back of a length delivery outside off. Left alone by Shafali and called a wide by the umpire. Seemed a harsh call
short outside off. Rodrigues goes back and slaps it towards extra cover for a single
length outside off. Rodrigues reads it off the pitch and dabs it towards point
shortish outside off. Shafali goes back and punches it towards deep mid wicket
Rabeya to bowl the first over after the powerplay. India need 18 more to seal their place in the final
boundary for Rodrigues too! Short and wide outside off. Rodrigues hops onto the back foot and cracks it past point!
flighted up full outside off. Shafali backs away and shanks it towards long on. She might have been looking to go inside out
full outside off. Shafali gets down on one knee again but this time, miscues her attempted sweep towards mid wicket
full on off stump. Rodrigues stretches forward and turns it into the on side towards deep mid wicket
back of a length outside off. Shafali uses the depth of the crease and works it towards deep mid wicket
|Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field|
|Toss||Bangladesh Women, elected to bat first|
|Series result||India Women advanced|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1668|
|Match days||24 September 2023 - day (20-over match)|