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OMG: India lose to Bangladesh in Asia Cup final

By Surendra Kumar
Dec 19, 2018 • 11:04 AM

Harmanpreet made it a pulsating affair by removing Sanjida Islam (7) and Rumana -- a victim of run out, in the fourth and fifth deliveries. Rumana was stopped from reaching for her second run in the penultimate delivery, meaning Bangladesh needed two runs from the last ball. Jahanara Alam scampered for two runs off the final ball to seal Bangladesh's first title in the continental championship which had seen India winning every title since its inception in 2004.

Bangladesh had earlier in the week defeated India by seven wickets -- which was their first win over the sub-continental giants in any format. In the final, having elected to field, Bangladeshi bowlers justified their captain Salma Khatun's decision as they reduced India to 32/4 in the first nine overs. Salma effected a run out of opener Smriti Mandhana (7) in the first delivery of the fourth over before right-arm medium pacer Jahanara Alam rattled the stumps of Deepti Sharma (4) in the seventh over.

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