Kathmandu: Bangladesh has won a gold medal in women’s cricket in Pokhara under the 13th South Asian Games (SAG). Bangladesh won the gold medal by defeating Sri Lanka by two runs in the final match at the Cricket Ground in Pokhara Stadium. Bangladesh, who lost their toss and batted first, added 91 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Sri Lanka, who had a modest target of 19 runs for the win, managed to add just 89 runs in the loss of nine wickets and were satisfied with the silver medal. Sri Lanka needed just seven runs in the last over to add four runs to win. SAG Women Cricket.
For Bangladesh, Nigar Sultan scored 29 runs, Sajida Islam 15 and Murshida Khatun 14 runs. Sri Lanka’s Umasa took four wickets for the opposition team, bowling four overs and putting on two overs. She only spent four. Sri Lankan Harsita scored the most runs 33 but could not win the team. Anjali Chand of Nepal won the title of best player of the competition and ‘best bowler’. In two games, she was named ‘Player of the Match’ with 11 wickets for 11 wickets. Sri Lankan Harsita was declared the best ‘batter’ of the competition. In four games she had the highest score of 187 runs. Organizer Nepal won the bronze medal in the competition. The winning players were presented with medals and trophies by Gandaki Province Minister for Industry Tourism and Environment Bikas Lamsal and Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee, Deepak Koirala. SAG Women Cricket.
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