Indian Women’s Cricket Team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur lavished praise on her bowlers despite their heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 on Sunday.
At the Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (10 June), Bangladesh Women won the toss and opted to bowl, unfortunately, India could not even get a decent start, thanks to captain Kaur’s 56 off 42 balls knock which helped them to post a paltry 112/9 in 20 overs.
In reply, Bangladesh made a stunning return to the game after their outstanding bowling display, chased down the target with three wickets to spare, though Kaur’s bowlers tried their best, but failed to restrict the batters. And Bangladesh clinched the Asia Cup 2018 title in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Harmanpreet blamed the lack of partnerships for the loss and was critical of her batswomen who failed to score and could not build partnerships which cost the India most.
As per Cricket Next, Indian skipper told reporters after the match, “There was hold on the wicket, and there were very few areas for the medium pacers. But the spinners did a good job for us. It was not a decent total, but we fought till the end so the credit goes to the bowlers.”
She signed off by saying, “It was a pressure game, and we had to control our nerves. We had to bat the situation and play to our skills. The batters didn’t handle nerves too well. There was nothing much in the wicket. Credit goes to Bangladesh for their performance in all departments. They were excellent.”