Highlights of the India vs Malaysia Women’s Asia Cup 2022: Meghana and Shafali helps India defeated Malaysia by 30 runs under D/L Method in their second tournament match affected by on Monday.
Highlights from India Women vs. Malaysia Women in the 2022 Asia Cup:
With play halted due to rain, India Women defeated Malaysia Women by 30 runs (DLS method) in their Women’s Asia Cup 2022 match on Monday at the Outer Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
Malaysia reached 16 for two in 5.2 overs while chasing a target of 182 runs before rain stopped play.
With the heavy rain not stopping, India won by 30 runs using the DLS method. Malaysia initially won the toss and chose to bowl.
Sabbhineni Meghana smashed 69 runs off 52 balls as India raced to 181 for four in 20 overs. Shafali Verma also contributed with a crucial 46-run knock-off of 39 balls.
Meghana, who took over for vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, hit a career-best 69 off 53 deliveries to help India post 181/4.
Sabbhineni Meghna (69) and Shefali Verma (46) shared a 116-run partnership, the highest ever in the Women’s Asia Cup.
On Monday, India defeated Malaysia by 30 runs at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium due to rain.
Monday’s victory is India’s second in a row in the tournament’s league stage, which has tied with Pakistan, but India is second on the points table due to Pakistan’s higher net run rate.
Meghna scored her maiden half-century for India in her 13th T20I match, while Shefali opened her hands and tried to find some rhythm.
Shefali found some momentum with 46 runs off 39 balls, including one four and three sixes, before being clean bowled in the 19th over, an innings that would prove crucial in regaining her confidence and form.
Despite Kiran Navgir’s dismissal without a run, Richa Ghosh hit an unbeaten 33 off 19 balls, including five fours and a six.
Dayalan Hemlata hit a four and a six off the final two balls of the innings, helping India reach 181/4.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemima Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma are not batting in their usual order to give other batters opportunities.
Malaysia lost their openers, captain Winifred Duraisingam and Van Julia, in 19 balls to Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gaekwad before the match has called off due to rain.
Following Meghna’s quick start in the Powerplay, the DLS method has introduced in the match, and India won by 30 runs.
Malaysia tottered at 16/2 in 5.2 overs when rain stopped play, far behind the D/L par score of 46 when the match has called off.
India is now second on the points table with four points, trailing only Pakistan, which has four points but a higher net run rate.
Meghana savaged Malaysia’s bowling attack after India had asked to bat. The big-hitting Shafali Verma, who is out of form, also pitched, but the teenager looked scratchy for most of her 46-run outing.
Meghana capitalized on the chance by playing the aggressor from the opening ball.
She added boundaries in the Powerplay every over, smashing the ball all over the ground as India reached 47/0 in the first six overs.
However, she was dropped on 14 in the third over by skipper Winifred Duraisingam (2/36), and the right-hander made the Malaysians pay.
Poor fielding compounded Malaysia’s troubles as the Indian ladies appeared to be on track for a 200-plus total.
Meghana, on the other hand, was taken out by Duraisingam. Verma hit a few sixes but couldn’t maintain the momentum until Meghana was out.
Defending 181, spinners Deepti Sharma (1/10) and Rajeshwari Gayakwad (1/6) dismissed openers Winifred Duraisingam (0) and Wan Julia (1) before the game has called off due to rain.
India defeated Malaysia by a score of 30 runs.