Who said what after Team India’s Gold Medal Win at Asian Games 2022?

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who returned to the playing 11 after serving a 2-game ban, won the toss and elected to bat. India got off to a dodgy start as they lost opener Shafali Verma in the 4th over, with the score being just 16. India’s number 3, Jemimah Rodrigues joined the center of the pitch to accompany Smriti Mandhana. Both stitched together a fine partnership of 73 runs from 66 balls. Smriti got dismissed on 46 while Jemi got out on 42. These two knocks powered India to a respectable total of 116. Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, and Inoka Ranaweera picked 2 wickets each for Sri Lanka.

Team India's Gold Medal Win at Asian Games 2022. PC: Getty
Team India’s Gold Medal Win at Asian Games 2022. PC: Getty


While defending the total, India got a perfect start as teen sensation Titas Sadhu, who was playing her 2nd international match, got rid of Sri Lanka’s top 3 in just 8 balls. She dismissed Anushka Sanjeewani, Vishmi Gunaratne, and Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu. Hasini Perera and Nilakshi de Silva offered some resistance to the threatening Indian bowling lineup before the former perished on the bowling of Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

Oshadi Ranasinghe joined hands with Nilakshi in the middle, as they shared a decent partnership of 28 runs. But it was not enough for the Lankan team, as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Lankan side managed to score just 97 runs, eventually losing by a margin of 19 runs. Titas Sadhu (3), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2), Deepti Sharma (1), Devika Vaidya (1), and Pooja Vastrakar (1) were the bowlers who made it on the wickets list.

Commending the women’s team’s outstanding efforts, a wave of congratulatory messages poured in for the Indian team. Here are a few Tweets capturing the nation’s jubilation over this golden victory.

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Tweets Celebrating Gold Medal for Indian Women’s Cricket Team at the Asian Games 2023

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