The Indian women's team has belted another contest to its name after a comprehensive victory over UAE. This is their third win and now they are on the top of the points table. A wonderful performance first by Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues with the bat, and then the Indian bowling easily defended the target. Both Sharma and Rodrigues joined when India was in trouble, having lost three wickets inside the powerplay. But the duo stitched a partnership of 129 runs to help India post 178 in 20 overs. In the second innings, the Indian bowlers first scalped wickets and then dried up runs. In the end, it was a big win and boosted their net run rate hugely. India will next meet arch-rivals Pakistan on October 7 in their fourth match, which is likely to be a blockbuster. Till then this is Varun Malik signing off along with Jishu Bhattacharya. Take care.
The Indian team has kept the things under control in the contest. The bowlers have performed very well so far. Wickets at the start and then choked the runs. The team is now eyeing their third win of the ongoing Women's Asia Cup.
India has kept things very tight in the 10 overs. They have taken wickets and have also not given away runs in the first half. The UAE batters need to show some intent quickly to put a fight otherwise this will be a cakewalk.
The Indian women's team has got off to a flying start in bowling. Led by Rajeshwari Gayakwad, India women have scalped three wickets in the powerplay to put UAE in big trouble.
Theertha Satish, Esha Rohit Oza and Natasha Cherriath depart in quick succession, India on top
UAE's run chase has been jolted by India's lively fieldng. Richa Ghosh and Sneh rana effectuate a sudden run out
India women's cricket team finishes strong on the back of brilliant innings from Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues. The Indian team was in trouble in the powerplay with three wickets down. However, Rodrigues and Deepti united to build a partnership and both brought up wonderful fifties. Deepti departed in the 18th over, however, Rodrigues continued to help India finish 178. UAE need 179 to win this one.
India lose half of their side as Pooja Vastrakar falls quickly after playing a small cameo. Navgire walks in the middle to partner Rodrigues.
After a brilliant knock, Deepti Sharma has been caught near the long-on region. She came down the pitch and smashed the ball. However, Mahika Gaur, who was placed at long-on covered some ground on her left and took a blinder of a catch at the boundary.
Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma have taken the bowlers to cleaners as both have smashed the fifties. This has been a great partnership for India and certainly what the team needed. Now the platform looks all set for a big finish.
Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma have stabilized the ship for the team. The two have played some really good shots and have brought India back into the game. The Indian team now eyes a good finish.
This has been a great contest so far between both teams. India women experimented with their batting but were dealt with three blows inside the powerplay. UAE controlled the match pretty much in the first six overs. However, the women in blue led by Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma are staging a comeback. They have stitched a partnership of 45 and are rebuilding the innings. If they can carry on, India will be eyeing a good finish.
Not a good powerplay for India as they lose three wickets inside the first six overs. India need a good partnership and the current batters Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues will want to do that.
India women's team has lost the third wicket inside the powerplay as Dayalan Hemalatha has been run-out. She played this one towards the off-side and the fielder just managed to keep the ball in play. Hemalatha wanted the third but was sent back. However, she was short of her crease.
Not a very good start for India as UAE has sent both the Indian openers back in the first four overs. Both the opening bowlers- Chaya Mughal and Mahika Gaur struck as India lose two quick wickets. Meanwhile, it's Dayalan Hemalatha who came out to bat at No.4 along with Deepti Sharma.
UAE Women's team have taken the first wicket as Richa Ghosh walks back to the hut for a golden duck. Ghosh flicked Chaya Mughal's ball straight towards backward square leg and and gave away her wicket.
India has changed their opening pair for the match. Richa Ghosh, who played a cameo against MAL-W on Monday has been promoted up the order to open alongside S Meghana. Smriti Mandhana has pushed herself down.
Sabbhineni Meghana, Smriti Mandhana(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Kiran Navgire, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Theertha Satish (wk), Esha Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Natasha Cherriath, Chaya Mughal (capt), Priyanjali Jain, Khushi Sharma, Samaira Dharnidharka, Mahika Gaur, Vaishnave Mahesh, Suraksha Kotte.
India women's team has won the toss and opted to bat first against UAE women. The team India has made four changes to its Playing XI. Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma, Meghna Singh and Radha Yadav are resting while Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh and Pooja Vastrakar making a comeback. Smriti Mandhana will lead Indian women in Kaur's absence.