India lifted the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup 2019 in Colombo on Tuesday beating Sri Lanka by 14 runs in the final. Devika Vaidya and Tanuja Kanwar were the star performers for India with their four wickets haul. Earlier, the guests had won the toss and decided to bat first in what proved to be a low scoring encounter.
The final which was hosted at the prestigious R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, saw India accumulate 175 after a poor start from the openers. Tanushree Sarkar, the top-scorer, made 47 crucial runs and was supported from the other end by Simran Bahadur (34) with an important cameo. As for the hosts, Kaveesha Dilhari sclaped three wickets in 10 overs, allowing just 27 runs during her spell.
With such low target, the Indian bowlers had to perform exceptionally well to clinch the title and to the delight of the Indian fans they just did that; restricting the Lanka women to only 135 runs. Vaidya and Kanwar were in top notch form picking up four wickets each at regular interval and Lanka skipper Harshitha Samarawickrama was the top-scorer for her side managing 39 from 64 balls which wasn’t enough in the end.
The guests were declared winners by 14 runs (DLS Method) after rain spoiled the play later on in the game.