Xtra Time Web Desk: Harmanpreet Kaur led India women cricket team cruised into the final of the Women’s Asia Cup at Sylhet on Thursday. India women beat Thailand women by 74 runs to enter the final of Asia Cup for a record eighth successive time. Batting first the Indian women team posted 148/6 with Shahfali Verma playing a stroke-filled knock (42 off 28) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur smashing 36 runs off 30 balls. Jemima Rodrigues too chipping in with run-a-ball 27 runs.
Sornnarin Tippoch was the most successful bowler for Thailand, picking three wickets.
Chasing 149 runs to win, Thailand found it difficult as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Nattaya Boochattham and Naruemol Chaiwai both top-scored for Thailand with 21 runs but none of the other batters could cross the single-digit mark.
For India women Deepti Sharma continued her impressive run in the Women’s Asia Cup and starred for her side yet again, with three wickets to her name.
India women will face the winner of the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka later in the day.