Six times champions India got defeated by Bangladesh in the final of Women’s Asia Cup played on Kinrara Oval on June 10. India entered into the finals as favourires but Bangladeshi Women pulled off a great win and defeated India by 3 wickets and became first time champions of Asia Cup.
A huge credit for this victory goes to an Indian who is behind the set up of Bangladesh. Former Indian wicket keeper Anju Jain took over as Bangladesh coach on May 21. She had replaced former England all rounder David Capel.
“Joining Bangladesh was a fast-tracked move. The team was in bad shape and I was only looking to boost their morale,” – Anju Jain said after the victory.
She also added, “This is a huge moment for the team and personally for me also. After the team returned from South Africa, I identified the areas that needed attention. It was a massive challenge, but I must compliment the girls as they made a genuine effort to implement every single thing that I pointed out,” Anju said.
Anju has represented India in 8 Tests and 65 ODIs, also coached the Indian women at the 2012 World T20 and 2013 World Cup.
Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup restricted a good batting line up of India for just 112 runs and then went on chasing the target in the final ball of the match. This was first Asia Cup triumph for Bangladeshi’s women.