In the recent past we heard about the exploits about Men’s cricket team winning matches at home and abroad after Virat Kohli took over reins of captaincy from M S Dhoni. Now the women’s cricket team has done the nation proud by winning the Asia Cup T-20 title for the sixth time. BCCI President readily acknowledged the efforts of Mithali Raj’s side in a clinical victory over arch rivals Pakistan. With a scintillating innings of 73 not out, Mithali Raj sealed the show in favour of the Indian side. A score of 120 plus in Women’s T-20 tournament is a boon, unless the opposition is from Australia or England. Pakistan side fell prey to the tactics of the side as Team India was on a roll at Bangkok. The team played to a plan bowled and fielded well to contain the opposition with this limited score. The new format helped the home side on a personal high winning the tournament twice in the 50 over format and for the second time in T20 format. Mithali Raj made it a high point in her career with a significant contribution with the bat and her rich experience saw the team sail past Pakistan side.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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