India Advances to Women’s Cricket Semi-Finals at Asian Games Despite Rain Interruption

Indian Women’s Cricket Team Advances to Asian Games Semi-Finals

Hangzhou: In a significant triumph, the Indian women’s cricket team has qualified for the semi-finals in the Asian Games. Thanks to their higher ranking, India secured their spot after heavy rainfall forced the abandonment of their quarterfinal clash with Malaysia.

Having lost the toss and being put to bat first, the Indian women displayed commendable prowess, amassing a total of 173 runs while only losing two wickets. Stellar performances by Shafali Verma and Jemima Rodrigues propelled India to this formidable score.

However, the incessant rain interrupted the innings, resulting in the match being reduced to a 15-over encounter. As Malaysia commenced their innings, the rain returned, compelling the referees to swiftly halt the game.

This historic appearance in the Asian Games marks the debut of the Indian women’s cricket team. The top-ranked teams in the ICC Women’s T20 rankings, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, enjoyed direct entry into the quarterfinals.

Hangzhou: India entered the women’s cricket semi-finals of the Asian Games. India’s higher ranking than Malaysia was taken into account when the quarterfinal match with Malaysia was abandoned due to rain.

Earlier, after losing the toss and batting first, the Indian women put up a strong performance and scored 173 runs for the loss of two wickets. Shafali Verma and Jemima Rodrigues brought India to this score with excellent batting.

But the innings was interrupted due to the rain and the game was reduced to 15 overs first. Later, as Malaysia began their innings, the rain came again. The referees then stopped the game.

The Indian women’s cricket team is competing in the Asian Games for the first time. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the top Asian teams in the ICC Women’s T20 rankings, giving them direct entry into the quarter-finals.

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