The first innings ultimately resumed at 8:15 AM IST, with the match lowered to fifteen overs per facet.
The extremely anticipated India vs Malaysia match within the quarter-final of the ladies’s cricket occasion on the nineteenth version of the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, sadly, needed to be known as off on account of persistent rain on Thursday. Malaysia, who had been chasing a goal of 174 runs, had simply reached 1/0 in 0.2 overs earlier than the rain interrupted play within the second innings. Regrettably, the fixture did not resume, and India superior to the semi-finals primarily based on their larger rating.
In the rain-hit first innings, Shafali Verma’s distinctive efficiency led India to a complete of 173/2. Malaysia gained the toss and elected to bowl, however the sport skilled a rain delay even through the first innings. At that time, India had reached 60/1 in 5.4 overs, with Smriti Mandhana (27) falling sufferer to a dismissal simply earlier than the rain delay.
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The first innings ultimately resumed at 8:15 AM IST, with the match lowered to fifteen overs per facet. Shafali displayed her prowess by smashing a formidable 67 runs off 39 balls, together with 4 fours and 5 sixes, enabling India to set a goal of 174 runs. Meanwhile, Jemimah Rodrigues (47*) and Richa Ghosh (7*) remained unbeaten, contributing to India’s sturdy place.
Malaysia’s bowlers, Mahirah Izzati Ismail and Mas Elysa, managed to take a wicket every, showcasing their talent and willpower regardless of the unfavorable climate circumstances.