India defeated Sri Lanka and bagged a gold medal in women’s cricket in the ongoing Asian Games 2023.
Star player Smriti Mandhana was extremely happy and said that she had tears of joy when India’s national anthem was played. She felt happy and proud that she could contribute to the victory and raise India’s medal tally.
Team India defeated the Sri Lankan team by 19 runs in the final at Hangzhou on Monday. They defended their total of 117 runs with stellar performances from Titas Sandhu, Deepti Sharma and Devika Vaidya.
Team India opted to bat first and set a target of 117/7 after Smriti Mandhana played a terrific knock of 46 runs. Jemima Rodrigues kept her company and contributed 42 runs.
Sri Lanka were restricted to just 97/8 and the Indian women’s cricket team won their first ever gold. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah congratulated the Indian women’s team for their stupendous performance.