India beat Thailand by 74 runs


New Delhi: India defeated Thailand in the first semi-final match of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022. After losing the toss, Team India got the invitation to bat first. India scored 148 for 6 in 20 overs.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s team could only manage 74 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Deepti Sharma took 3 wickets giving 7 runs in 4 overs while bowling brilliantly.

India can play Pakistan in the final. The second semi-final match is to be played between Pakistan women’s team and Sri Lanka women’s team. The winning team of this match will play the final against India.

Shefali Verma scored 42 runs in 28 balls

Opener Shefali Verma played a fast innings and scored 42 runs. He faced 28 balls in his innings and hit 5 fours and 1 six. While Jemima Rodrigues scored 27 runs while Mandhana was dismissed for 13 by Fanita Maya. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 36 runs in 30 balls.

India top the points table

Talking about the performance of the Indian team in the Women’s Asia Cup, the team has played six matches so far and won five. India has defeated Sri Lanka, Malaysia, UAE, Bangladesh and Thailand. The Indian team reached the semi-finals by topping the points table.

Thailand, on the other hand, defeated Pakistan, UAE and Malaysia in the league round. This is the first time that Thailand’s team has reached the semi-finals of a multinational cricket tournament.

Here are the playing XI

Thailand Playing XI: Nannapat Konchroenka, Nathkan Chantham, Narumol Chaiwai (Captain), Chanida Suthiruang, Sornarin Tipoch, Phanita Maya, Rosenan Konoh, Nataya Buchtham, Onicha Konchofu, Tipacha Puttavong, Nanthita Boonsukham.

India Playing XI: Shefali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gaikwad.

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