Bangladesh women’s cricket A team couldn’t replicate their tremendous win over Pakistan in the semifinal in the final against India, losing the match by 31 runs to finish as runners-up of the ACC Women's Emerging Teams Asia Cup at the Mission Road Ground in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The Bangladesh women were set a 128-run target in the final but in reply they could reach only 96 in 19.2 overs before getting bundled out.

Left-arm spinner Nahida Akter was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, claiming two wickets while conceding just 13 runs while off-spinner Sultana Khatun also claimed a couple of wickets but was a little more expensive, leaking 30 runs in her four overs.

India emerged as champions in the ACC Women's Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
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For India, Dinesh Vrinda and Kanika Ahuja led the charge, scoring 36 and 30 not out respectively to take them to a competitive score of 127-7 in 20 overs after choosing to bat first.

In reply, only three Bangladesh batters – Nahida Akter (17 not out), Sobhana Mostary (16) and Shathi Rani (13) – reached double-figures.

India’s left-arm spinner Mannat Kashyap did the damage early on, and finished with 3-20 while off-spinner Shreyanka Patil ran through the middle order with four scalps which made sure Bangladesh couldn’t get anywhere near the target.