India National Women Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
India National Women Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: October 4th, 2022 at 11:45 am

India Women vs UAE Women- Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground, Sylhet, Women’s Asia Cup 2022. India Women will play against United Arab Emirates women in the 8th Match Of Women Asia Cup 2022 in Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Sylhet at 1:00 pm IST on October 4.

India Women's Team. PC-SLC
India Women’s Team. PC-SLC

In India Women’s first match against Sri Lankan women, it was a welcome return for Jemimah Rodrigues to the national side as her T20I career-best 76, including a 92-run partnership with captain Harmanpreet Kaur, followed by a stifling show by the bowlers helped India begin their Women’s T20 Asia Cup campaign with a 41-run win over Sri Lanka at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

India Women were scoring under a run-a-ball before Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur got together and helped India Women add 83 in the ten overs after the powerplay.

Jemimah Rodrigues
Jemimah Rodrigues. Image: Twitter

Jemimah Rodrigues smashed a 38-ball fifty in her comeback game that also helped India Women set Sri Lanka Women a target of 151 in the campaign opener on Saturday. After Shafali Verma (10) and Smriti Mandhana (6) departed early, Jemimah Rodrigues joined hands with Harmanpreet Kaur to stitch a 92-run stand for the 3rd wicket. Jemimah Rodrigues top-scored with 76 off 53 while Harmanpreet Kaur got 33  off 30.

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Dayalan Hemalatha Image Credit:
Dayalan Hemalatha Image Credit: Twitter

After Jemimah Rodrigues’ magnificent 76-run knock, it was Dayalan Hemalatha who made a late entry and stunned the Lankans to the core. The latter was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of 3 for 15 in 2.2 overs. On the other hand, Deepti Sharma and Pooja Vastrakar picked up 2 wickets apiece.

India Women 150 for 6 (Rodrigues 76, Harmanpreet 33, Ranasinghe 3-32) beat Sri Lanka Women 109 (Perera 30, Samarawickrama 26, Hemalatha 3-15, Vastrakar 2-12) by 41 runs

In the ongoing Sri Lanka Women vs United Arab Emirates women match, Sri Lanka women chose to bat first, but they have disappointed themselves. UAE got a couple of early wickets, and none of the set batters could convert their starts into big scores. Harshitha Madavi top scored with 37 for Sri Lanka in the first innings, but the rest of their scorecard read like a telephone directory apart from Nilakshi de Silva’s 19 and Anushka Sanjeewani’s 17.

Mahika Gaur Image Source: Google
Mahika Gaur Image Source: Google

Credit to the UAE bowlers, who troubled Sri Lanka Women with the seam in the first half of the innings, and then the spin of Vaishnave Mahesh skittled out the middle-order. In the death overs, Dharnidharka Samaira and Mahika Gaur picked up four wickets amongst them to restrict Sri Lanka Women to just 109.

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Sri Lanka Women have edged past UAE Women by 11 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method. With thunder and lightning stopping match, UAE had to chase 66 in 11 overs. But UAE could only manage 54/7 in 11 overs.

Sabbhineni Meghana raises her bat after reaching a half-century, India vs Malaysia, Women's T20 Asia Cup 2022, Sylhet, October 3, 2022
Sabbhineni Meghana raises her bat after reaching a half-century • Asian Cricket Council

Sabbhineni Meghana’s maiden T20I fifty and her century-stand with Shafali Verma propelled India to 181 for 4 as they beat Malaysia by 30 runs by DLS method in the rain-affected match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup, at Sylhet Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground.

India Women 181 for 4 (Meghana 69, Verma 46, Ghosh 33*, Syuhada 2-9, Duraisingam 2-36) beat Malaysia Women 16 for 2 (Deepti 1-10, Gayakwad 1-6) by 30 runs via DLS method

United Arab Emirates Women (Playing XI vs Sri Lanka Women and Probable XI vs India Women): Theertha Satish(w), Esha Rohit Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Khushi Sharma, Chaya Mughal(c), Samaira Dharnidharka, Natasha Cherriath, Vaishnave Mahesh, Mahika Gaur, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte

India Women Probable XI: Richa Ghosh, Taniya Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh

India Women vs UAE Women- Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground, Sylhet, Women’s Asia Cup 2022

The pitch of Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground, Sylhet is a balanced surface. The team, winning the toss will choose to bat first. Meanwhile, the pacers have an advantage on this pitch in the initial overs. The spinners will surely have an advantage in the middle overs. Overall, it is a batting-friendly pitch. Therefore, a high-scoring match between India Women and United Arab Emirates Women is expected and India Women are expected to win the match quite comfortably, considering their experience and recent form.

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The Weather forecast for the 8th Match on Monday, 04 October 2022 at Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Academy Ground, Sylhet is expected to be mostly cloudy and rainy. The temperature is anticipated to be around 25℃ at night with 94% humidity and a wind speed of 1-4 Km/h from North-North West, according to Scattered thunderstorms are expected, as chances of precipitation is 43-53%. The daytime temperature will be 33ºC and humidity will be 77%.