Womens Asia Cup Final
Womens Asia Cup Final – India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the final of Women’s Asia Cup T20. The match will be played at Sylhet Stadium in Bangladesh from 1 pm on Saturday. In the first semi-final, India beat Thailand by 74 runs. At the same time, in the second semi-final, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by one run in a thrilling match. In this way the dream of the title match between India and Pakistan remained incomplete. Now India and Pakistan team will face each other for the fifth time in the final of Women’s Asia Cup.
This is the eighth edition of the Women’s Asia Cup and Team India has reached the finals of all the eight editions. This tournament, which started in 2004, was played in ODI format till 2008. At the same time, since 2012 till now it is being played in T20 format. The first edition of the Women’s Asia Cup was played in Sri Lanka in 2004. Then India won the tournament 5-0 by staying on top. The 2005 Women’s Asia Cup, it was played on the basis of knockout rounds. This tournament was played in Pakistan.
In the final of 2005, the India-Sri Lanka teams once again came face to face. Team India also won the match by 97 runs. India was the host country in 2006. Once again the teams of India and Sri Lanka clashed and this time also the result was exactly the same as it was in the last two editions. India defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final. In 2008 this tournament was played in Sri Lanka and India-Sri Lanka teams reached the finals. That is, in the first four editions, the teams of India and Sri Lanka were face to face in the final of the tournament in ODI format.
In the 2008 final, India defeated Sri Lanka by 177 runs. From 2012, this tournament was played in T20 format. China became the host of this tournament for the first time. Teams of India and Pakistan were face to face in the final. Team India defeated Pakistan by 18 runs in the title match. India once again defeated Pakistan in the final of the tournament played in Thailand in 2016. India won the final match by 17 runs. Malaysia became the host of this tournament in 2018.
Bangladesh team was in front of India in the final. This time the result did not go in favor of India. Bangladesh won the last ball in a thrilling match and beat India by three wickets. Bangladesh became the first team other than India to win this tournament. Now Sri Lanka is once again in front of India and it is expected that the match will be interesting. These two teams are facing each other for the first time in the final of the T20 format of the Women’s Asia Cup.
Talking about the record in T20 format of India and Sri Lanka, both the teams have come face to face 22 times. Out of this, India has won 17 matches. At the same time, Sri Lanka has won four matches. One match was inconclusive. Both the teams have faced each other thrice in the Women’s Asia Cup. India has won only three matches. In such a situation, India has the upper hand on paper. India and Sri Lanka are the only two teams that have played in the Women’s Asia Cup since 2004.
In 2004, both these teams (India-Sri Lanka) took part and a five-match series was played, in which India won 5–0. Pakistan team in 2005, Bangladesh team in 2008, China, Hong Kong, Nepal and Thailand team in 2012 became part of this tournament. At the same time, Malaysia took part in 2018 and the UAE team is associated with this tournament for the first time in 2022.