Hangzhou, 25th September 2023: The Indian women’s cricket team secured the Gold Medal at the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games after a stunning performance against the Sri Lanka Women’s cricket team in the final at the continental mega sporting event.

Four female cricketers from the UP Warriorz squad that played in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) were part of the Indian squad that secured the gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Devika Vaidya, and Anjali Sharvani were part of the squad, however, Anjali dropped out from the squad for the Asian Games due to a minor injury. The rest above-mentioned players were an integral part of the squad, especially Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad who were pivotal in India’s run to the final of the Women’s Cricket event at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Indian Women’s Cricket team started their campaign at the Hangzhou Asian Games with a resounding victory over Malaysia in the quarter-finals. In the subsequent semi-final match against Bangladesh, they secured another comfortable victory to set up a clash against Sri Lanka in the final. The Indian team batted first in the final and put on a total of 116 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs, and comfortably restricted the Sri Lankans to 97 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs.

After securing the Gold Medal at the event, Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma expressed her delight about the triumphant campaign at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Deepti said, “It feels great, we as a team are really grateful for this moment. This is our first Gold Medal and we are really enjoying this moment. We want to continue in the same vein and continue winning together as a team. But I am really happy with this win.”

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