Asian Games 2023: India win gold medal in women’s cricket for the first time, Beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs
New Delhi: The Indian women’s cricket team has etched its name in the history books. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team thumped Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the final to clinch India’s first gold medal in the sport at the Asian Games.
This is India’s second gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. So far, India have won 11 medals. Earlier, India’s 10m men’s air rifle team earned the side’s first gold medal at Asian Games 2023. Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar bagged bronze in 10m men’s rifle final individual event while India also won the 25m men’s rapid fire pistol team bronze at Asian Games 2023. India also secured two bronze medals in rowing events – Men’s Four and Men’s Quadruple Sculls.India Women successfully defeated Sri Lanka in the Women’s Cricket Asian Games by 19 runs and won a historic gold medal. Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues’ outstanding innings, together with Titas Sadhu’s scorching three-wicket haul, helped Team India defeat Sri Lanka in the Asian Games Women’s T20I cricket competition.