BCCI lauds Indian women’s cricket team for winning Asia Cup

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday congratulated the Indian women’s team for winning the Asia Cup T20 tournament.

The Indian Women’s team beat Pakistan by 17 runs to win the title tournament in Bangkok earier in the day.

Batting first, the Indian eves scored 121/5 with Mithali Raj emerging as leading scorer with 73 runs.

Pakistan could manage only 104/6 in 20 overs with Ekta Bisht returning figures of 2/22.

“On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate the Indian women’s team for their emphatic win. This is the sixth title win in Asia Cup and also proves our dominance in the region as the leading Women’s team,” BCCI President Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying in a statement.

“The Indian team has done everyone proud by stretching India’s unbeaten run in the Asia Cup to 32 matches and taking the Asia Cup title count to six,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said.

“I congratulate the entire team for this outstanding achievement.”

–IANS

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