Bangladesh have stunned India by three wickets to win the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in a fairytale finish in a last-ball thriller in Malaysia.
Congratulations to the Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team on this historic victory against India in the final of Women's…
By doing so, they have broken India’s stranglehold on the Asia Cup who had won each of the previous six tournaments.
Well done 👍 girls https://t.co/3RDgHc7LEw
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) June 10, 2018
The women earned their place in the cricketing folklore by bringing Bangladesh’s first international trophy 21 years after the men dramatically won the ICC Trophy in Malaysia.
Needing two off the final ball, Jahanara Alam swung towards midwicket with captain Salma Khatun at the other end. She stormed back for a second with a desperate dive to make history.
2 needed from the last ball and Jahanara Alam keeps her nerve to clinch victory for Bangladesh!
Nigar Sultana Joty top scored with 27 (from 24 balls,4×4)
Rumana Ahmed- 23 (from 22 balls, 1×4)
Poonam Yadav with figures of 4/9 in her 4 overs for India. #INDvsBAN #WAC2018 #ACC pic.twitter.com/pRjlzqmCuq
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) June 10, 2018
Bangladesh won the toss at the Kinara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday and sent the Indians in to bat first.
Rumana was declared the Player of the Match for picking up two wickets and scoring 23 crucial runs.
Bangladesh Women won by 3 wickets
India – 112/9 20/20 ov RR: 5.60
Bangladesh – 113/7 20/20 ov RR: 5.65
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Shozab Raza, Ranmore Martinesz
Third Umpire: Sarika Prasad
Match Referee: Wendell Labrooy
India Women Squad: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Bangladesh Women Squad: Shamima Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun (c), Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter