India crush Pakistan by 7 wickets to reach Women’s Asia Cup final

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New Delhi, June 9: The Indian women’s cricket team put in a brilliant all-round performance to outclass Pakistan and reach the final of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 tournament at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Pakistan set up an easy target of 73 runs for India to chase down after deciding to bat first. Anam Amin impressed early on as she dismissed in-form Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma for a duck to unsettle India. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana stitched a solid partnership to help settle down India’s nerves in the chase.

Mandhana was dismissed for 38 but Kaur remained firm and took India to the win. India entered the final of the tournament with the win and will face the winner of Bangladesh Women vs Malaysia Women match.

The outcome of the match between third-placed Bangladesh and hosts Malaysia will determine who will face India in the final.

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