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RESULT
8th Match, Sylhet, October 04, 2022, Women's Asia Cup

IND Women won by 104 runs

Player Of The Match
75* (45)
jemimah-rodrigues
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan
 | 
Comms: Aaditya Narayan
Scorecard summary
India Women 178/5(20 overs)
United Arab Emirates Women 74/4(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs
UAE-W: 74/4CRR: 3.70 
Kavisha Egodage30 (54b 3x4)
Chaya Mughal6 (7b 1x4)
Dayalan Hemalatha 3-0-8-1
Deepti Sharma 3-0-11-0

India's next assignment in this tournament is against Pakistan on Friday, in what is a top-of-the-table clash. But until then, on behalf of my co-commentator S Sudarshanan and our scorerss Ranjith P and K Vairavan, this is Aaditya Narayan signing off. Goodbye.

Jemimah Rodrigues, Player of the Match: I'm batting well, I'm timing the ball really well. So I just want to go and bat well for the team. I know that the longer I bat, the more partnerships I build like the one with Deepti today, it will help the team. I wanted to pick up momentum after the three early wickets, I told Deepti as well that we needed to build momentum. It took some time, but I am batting well, and I wanted to continue that for the team.

Smriti Mandhana, India Captain: Credit to them, they bowled really well in the powerplay to restrict. Jemi and Deepti batted brilliantly for their 100-run partnership to get us back in the game. They (UAE) batted well, there was one dropped catch, but they batted really well to not give their wickets away. We had plans for our bowlers to get some practice, and are happy with what we managed. We wanted all our batters to have a hit, Pooja [Vastrakar] and KP [Navgire] finished off well too. So, good signs us for us ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Chaya Mughal, UAE Captain: The way we started bowling, the first ten overs were really good. A lot of positives we will take forward from here. We're noting the areas we need improvement on, and we will work on them. When you have a good start, you need to continue with that momentum. The first ten overs were really good, but they're Team India, they know how to come back strongly. We are also learning from them. We've got good openers, unfortunately they didn't work today, but our middle order proved themselves today, and hopefully in the coming matches, we will see more performances.

4:45pm: A rather uneventful second innings, but India take the win they wanted and also get themselves a big boost to their net run-rate. Having been set 179 to win, the UAE lost three wickets in the first two overs, but then Khushi Sharma and Kavisha Egodage fought well and stemmed the flow of wickets, even if they couldn't quite get going in terms of the scoring rate. Earlier, the UAE bowlers dared to dream after reducing India to 20/3 in 5 overs, but Jemimah Rodrigues played another superb knock to finish unbeaten on 75, and she was ably supported by Deepti Sharma's 64 as well.

19.6
1
Hemalatha to Egodage, 1 run

tossed up outside off, Egodage advances and swats it to mid-on for a single. India win by 104 runs

19.5
Hemalatha to Egodage, no run

full toss on the stumps, driven straight to mid-off

19.4
Hemalatha to Egodage, no run

length ball outside off, turns back in again, Egodage adjusts and steers it to slip

19.3
1
Hemalatha to Chaya Mughal, 1 run

tossed up on off, swatted away to deep midwicket

19.2
Hemalatha to Chaya Mughal, no run

length ball outside off, sharp turn back in, foxes the batter who was looking for the cut

19.1
1
Hemalatha to Egodage, 1 run

full ball on off, Egodage advances and drives it to sweeper cover

Last over coming up, Hemalatha will bowl it

end of over 196 runs
UAE-W: 71/4CRR: 3.73 RRR: 108.00 • Need 108 from 6b
Chaya Mughal5 (5b 1x4)
Kavisha Egodage28 (50b 3x4)
Deepti Sharma 3-0-11-0
Dayalan Hemalatha 2-0-5-1
18.6
4
Sharma to Chaya Mughal, FOUR runs

length ball on off, Mughal slog sweeps in the gap, Navgire dives at deep square leg but pushes the ball into the boundary

18.5
Sharma to Chaya Mughal, no run

tossed up outside off, Mughal advances and slaps it straight to extra cover

18.5
1w
Sharma to Chaya Mughal, 1 wide

full ball but too far down leg

18.4
Sharma to Chaya Mughal, no run

tossed up full outside off, beats the batter who was looking to play a slog sweep

18.3
1
Sharma to Egodage, 1 run

full ball on off, Egodage looks for the slog sweep, doesn't get enough power on it and trickles to Renuka at deep midwicket

18.2
Sharma to Egodage, no run

flatter and shorter, pulled to midwicket

18.1
Sharma to Egodage, no run

length ball on off, turning back in, strikes the batter on the pad, but Deepti's appeal was stifled as it was going well down leg

Deepti comes into the attack

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
UAE-W: 65/4CRR: 3.61 RRR: 57.00 • Need 114 from 12b
Chaya Mughal1 (2b)
Kavisha Egodage27 (47b 3x4)
Dayalan Hemalatha 2-0-5-1
Pooja Vastrakar 4-0-15-0
17.6
Hemalatha to Chaya Mughal, no run

length ball on off, Mughal looks to drive, hits it slightly aerially, but it falls short of the extra cover fielder

17.5
1
Hemalatha to Egodage, 1 run

full ball on off, lofted straight over the head of the bowler, but Rodrigues runs to her left from long-on to keep it down to one

17.4
1
Hemalatha to Chaya Mughal, 1 run

full ball on off, Mughal swats it to deep midwicket across the line

The skipper Chaya Mughal comes to the crease now

17.3
W
Hemalatha to Khushi Sharma, OUT

length ball on off, Sharma advances again and lofts it, but this time it goes straight to Rodrigues at long-on. A good partnership has come to an end

Khushi Sharma c Rodrigues b Hemalatha 29 (50b 3x4 0x6 65m) SR: 58
17.2
Hemalatha to Khushi Sharma, no run

full on off this time, she advances and looks to turns it towards long-on, the bowler half-stops it and Navgire cleans up from mid-off to ensure no runs were taken

17.1
Hemalatha to Khushi Sharma, no run

tossed up outside off, Sharma advances and drives it to mid-off

A lot of comments coming in questioning the intent of these two batters. Let's not forget that they're still incredibly inexperienced at this level, and the Indian bowlers have barely given anyhing away

end of over 177 runs
UAE-W: 63/3CRR: 3.70 RRR: 38.66 • Need 116 from 18b
Kavisha Egodage26 (46b 3x4)
Khushi Sharma29 (47b 3x4)
Pooja Vastrakar 4-0-15-0
Dayalan Hemalatha 1-0-3-0
16.6
Vastrakar to Egodage, no run

full ball angling into the pads again, eked out to midwicket

Best performances - batters
JI Rodrigues
JI Rodrigues IND-W
75 runs (45)
11 fours0 six
Control
89%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
1 four0 six
684513101316
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
64 runs (49)
5 fours2 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four1 six
31214131768
Best performances - bowlers
RS Gayakwad
RS Gayakwad IND-W
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
6.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
D Hemalatha
D Hemalatha IND-W
O
3
M
0
R
8
W
1
ECO
2.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground
TossIndia Women, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
IND Women
Jemimah Rodrigues
Match numberWT20I no. 1252
Match days04 October 2022 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Humaira Farah
Qatar
Shivani Mishra
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Nimali Perera
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Dedunu Silva
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Vanessa Bowen
PointsIndia Women 2, United Arab Emirates Women 0
Language
English
Hindi
UAE Women Innings
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Women's Asia Cup
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND-W651103.141
PAK-W651101.806
SL-W64280.888
THI-W6336-0.949
BD-W62350.423
UAE-W6143-2.181
MAL-W6060-3.002