The Indian women’s cricket team made history at the 19th Asian Games 2023, hosted in Hangzhou, China. In a remarkable achievement, the women in blue secured their first-ever gold medal in cricket by defeating Sri Lanka in the final, clinching victory with a 19-run lead. Interestingly, this marked the Indian cricket team’s inaugural participation in the Asian Games.

During the final match, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and elected to bat first. This match also marked her return to the pitch after serving a two-match suspension. The Indian team managed to accumulate a total of 116 runs while losing seven wickets. In response, the Sri Lankan women’s team achieved a score of 97 runs, losing eight wickets in the process.

To celebrate this historic win, Smriti Mandhana shared pictures of the victorious team from the Asian Games. The achievement of the cricket team, along with other stellar performances by Indian athletes at the Asian Games, has become a prominent topic of discussion on social media platforms. Many people have shared their heartfelt congratulations for the team, expressing immense pride in this momentous victory.

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