Bangladesh women won the last ball thriller by three wickets against India to clinch their maiden Asia Cup title.
Top order failure and sloppy fielding costed the cup for India as couldn’t recreate their magic in the final. India women already lost the league stage match against Bangladesh which in turn handed them an advantage mentally.
Barring Harmanpreet, none of the batsmen was able to post a hefty score on the board and this reduced India to just 112/9 in 20 overs. The skipper made 56 off 42 deliveries, For Bangladesh Rumana Ahmed bowled economically as she ended with figures 4-0-22-2.
Pomona Yada’s four-wicket haul went in vain as Jahanara Alam scored a double off the last delivery taking the side home.
India women failed to clinch the Asia cup for the seventh time and this loss will definitely make them ponder over the team composition.
Rumana Ahmed was adjudged the man of the match while Harmanpreet Kaur bagged the player of the series award for her all-round abilities.
Twitter went wild as India lost the final and this is how it reacted :
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 9, 2018
Congratulations to Salma Khatoon and Co. She has led bangladesh very well. Brilliant cricket from Bangladesh throughout. They held their nerve in pressure situations. Great for women’s cricket https://t.co/JXs3x8y9H3
— Sana Mir (@mir_sana05) June 10, 2018
Bangladesh women pull off what the men couldn't! Taking 2 runs off the last ball, they win the Asia Cup Final by 3 wickets.
Well played India! Lost by a whisker there. Gave the Bangla Tigresses a tough competition despite a low total on board!#INDvBAN
— AkShAtA (@MenInBlueDvotee) June 10, 2018
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) June 9, 2018
— British Council (@bdBritish) June 10, 2018
What a finish! Two needed off the last ball and Jahanara Alam gets them! 👏👏
— ICC (@ICC) June 10, 2018
Bangladesh complete two runs off the last ball and they win their maiden #AsiaCup title after beating India by 3 wickets.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) June 10, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 10, 2018
Time for senior players to make way for youngsters in T20s specially. #AsiaCupFinal
— Abhishek 🇮🇳 #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) June 10, 2018
What a thrilling victory by Bangladesh Women in final over, watched the final over almost five times to see the team celebration. It’s undoubtedly a big go for Bangladesh women congratulations team for maiden Asia Cup title #Asiacupfinal
— Fazeela Saba Sheikh (@saba_fazeela) June 10, 2018
— Fantasy Kabaddi (@HomeOfKabaddi) June 10, 2018
Wrong selections, no depth in batting, lack of power hitters, persisting with non-performers are some of the issues India should look upon seriously now. They'll need to make adequate changes now.#AsiaCupFinal#AsiaCup#Asiacup2018#WAC2018#INDvBAN#IndWvsBanW#INDWvBANW
— Vimarsh Munsif (@VimarshMunsif) June 10, 2018
Captain @ImHarmanpreet's heroic efforts with bat and ball go in vain, as #Bangladesh beat 6-time #AsiaCup champions #India . Well played girls, though the fielding let us down in the final. #AsiaCupfinal #INDvBAN
— Radhika Tongar (@radhikatongar) June 10, 2018
— Neerja Gogoi (@ngogoi98) June 10, 2018
This is as historic as anything in Bangladesh cricket. Just a gentle reminder, Indian women get 18 times salary than Bangladesh women. For England it is 22 times, for Australia this is 26 times.
— Amlan Mostakim (@AmlanMostakim) June 10, 2018
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) June 10, 2018
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 10, 2018
Bangladesh beat India to win the women's Asia Cup 2018 (T20I). #Cricket
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) June 10, 2018
Decent win for Bangladesh women over India off last ball. With England women losing to SA yesterday is women's cricket changing?
— Ian Pont (@Ponty100mph) June 10, 2018
— Nurunnaby Hasive (@nhasive) June 10, 2018
— Awami League (@albd1971) June 10, 2018
— Saber H Chowdhury (@saberhc) June 10, 2018