Titas Sadhu claimed figures of 3/6 as India Women clinched their gold medal at the ongoing 2023 Asian Games final in Hangzhou, China by beating Sri Lanka Women by 19 runs on Monday.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur took over the reins after serving a three match ban. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India Women lost Shafali Varma in the fourth over to Sugandika Kumari for 9.
Smriti Mandhana along with Jemimah Rodrigues put on 73 runs stand for the second wicket stand before the former top edged a slog off Inoka Ranaweera to Udeshika Prabodhani at short fine leg for 46.
Richa Ghosh who was promoted ahead of skipper Kaur was caught behind while trying to play a full-blooded sweep. The Lankan bowlers pegged the India Women back with wickets at regular intervals, as they ended up with 116/7 in their 20 overs.
In response, Titas Sadhu got India Women off to a dream start by dismissing Anushka Sanjeewani (1), Vishmi Gunaratne (0) and Chamari Athapaththu (12) as Sri Lanka Women slumped to 14/3.
The pair of Hasini Perera and Nilakshi de Silva put on 36 runs for the fourth wicket stand before the former perished to Rajeshwari Gayakwad for 25.
The Indian Women bowlers put a squeeze on the Lankan middle and lower order as they finished at 97/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
India 116 for 7 (Mandhana 46, Rodrigues 42, Prabhodani 2-16) beat Sri Lanka 97 for 8 (Hasini 25, Nilakshi 23, Sadhu 3-6, Gayakwad 2-20) by 19 runs