India Defeats Pakistan, Wins Women’s Asia Cup T20 Title


Bangkok: India edged out Pakistan by 17 runs in the summit clash to clinch the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in Bangkok on Sunday.

Opting to bat, India put up a total of 121/5 in 20 overs thanks to a brilliant innings from opener Mithali Raj, who remained unbeaten on 73. Mithali took 65 balls to score those crucial runs which also included seven boundaries and also a six.

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She was the lone crusader throughout the Indian innings until Jhulan Goswami also scored 17 not out off 15 deliveries. In reply, Pakistan could only muster 104/6 in their quota of 20 overs.