After 4 days of delay, we finally got to see the first set of fixtures in Women’s Emerging Asia Cup 2019 with youngsters from hosts Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in action in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Sri Lanka Emerging Vs India Emerging
The start of the game between Sri Lanka and India was delayed due to the wet outfield at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo and the match officials decided to reduce the contest to 39 overs per team.
After India women were put in to bat by Sri Lanka skipper Harshitha Madavi, the visitors made 171 for 4 wickets at the end of 39 overs with their captain Devika Vaidya top scoring with an unbeaten 43.
Needing less than 4.5 runs per over, Sri Lanka began their chase and out of top 4 batters, 3 of them managed to cross 20. Skipper Madavi, who was one of the brightest performers in the recently concluded Sri Lanka Women’s limited over tour of Australia, shined again with a brilliant knock of 55 and provide some solidity to Sri Lankan batting order.
But due to the lack of contributions from the middle order, Sri Lanka lost their last 7 wickets for 36 runs and lost the game by 32 runs.
India Emerging 171/4 (39)
Devika Vaidya 43*, Tejal Hasabnis 37, Yastika Bhatia 26, Minnu Mani 20, Sathya Sandeepani 2/26
Sri Lanka Emerging 139 (36.3)
Harshitha Madavi 55, Umesha Thimeshani 22, Hasini Withanage 21, Thanuja Kanvar 3/26, Sushree Dibyadarshini 3/28
India Emerging won by 32 runs
Pakistan Emerging Vs Bangladesh Emerging
Navy Ground, Welisara hosted the 2nd game of the day between Pakistan Vs Bangladesh which was shortened to 48 overs per side. Due to the wet conditions, Pakistan won the toss and asked the opposition to have a go with the bat first.
Opener Murshida Khatun’s measured half century and bowling all-rounder Fahima Khatun’s busy 34 guided Bangladesh to 181 at the completion of the allocated overs before Rabeya and Shaila Sharmin demolished the Pakistan batting order, restricting them to 116. The pair shared 3-wickets apiece in their team’s 65 run victory.
Bangladesh Emerging 181/8 (48)
Murshida Khatun 69, Fahima Khatun 34, Ishma Tanjim 20, Nashra Sundhu 2/29, Syeda Aroob 2/35, Fatima Sana Khan 2/39
Pakistan Emerging 116 (43.4) Muneeba Ali Siddiqui 27, Huraina Sajjad 23, Tuba Hassan 21, Rabeya 3/05, Shaila Sharmin 3/20, Nahida Akter 2/16
Bangaladesh won by 65 runs