Match deserted India 173 for two (Shafali 67, Rodrigues 47, Mahirah 1-28) vs Malaysia 1 for 0
It was a mismatch of epic proportions on paper, and Malaysia hardly posed a combat to alter that notion on the sector. India finally strolled into the semi-finals of the ladies’s cricket occasion Asian Video games in Hangzhou on account of getting larger seeding after rain had the ultimate say, with the match deserted two balls into Malaysia’s steep chase.
There was a short flutter within the Indian camp late within the innings with smiles giving technique to real concern when Shafali was hit on her proper forearm on the non-striker’s finish by a Rodrigues’ cross-batted swat. It introduced the physio in to take care of her. Shafali quickly resumed her innings, however was out lbw later in the identical over, the thirteenth, to Elysa enjoying throughout the road to a straight supply.
The idea of Shafali’s innings was her energy sport, which she introduced out repeatedly by shifting over to the offside to try to entry the arc between long-on and deep midwicket the place the boundary was a comparatively quick 45 metres. Malaysia did not assist themselves by feeding full tosses and slot balls to Shafali that she effortlessly saved swinging throughout with none hint of fear.
The celebrations had been boisterous after the catch was taken. It was essential too given Mandhana had appeared in pristine contact till then in her 15 earlier deliveries off which she hit 5 fours. However any sense of reduction they could have had at choosing up a wicket dissipated as Shafali took cost and ran them ragged together with Rodrigues and Ghosh.
Bangladesh may probably be up subsequent for India within the semi-final in the event that they beat Hong Kong of their quarter-final fixture later within the afternoon. That can arrange tantalising prospect for Mandhana’s workforce (Harmanpreet Kaur will sit out of the sport attributable to a two-match suspension), given the current historical past between the 2 sides.
On it, Bangladesh proved they had been no pushovers throughout the current tour in July, the place they received two matches and tied one throughout six white-ball video games. Off it, there was an enormous fracas over umpiring that boiled over into a couple of nasty exchanges between the groups.