Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur guided India to a comprehensive 66-run win against Thailand in the second match of Women’s Asia Cup. Electing to bat first, India posted a total of 132 runs in 20 overs. With Mithali Raj rested and Rajeshwari Gayakwad not selected, Veda Krishnamurthy and Ekta Bisht got the chance to play.
Mona Meshram and Smriti Mandhana opened the innings for India to give a steady start of 53 runs in 9 overs. But Mandhana fell in the bowling of Boochatham by a sharp catch by O Khamchompu. Veda Krishnamurthy failed to create any impact as she fell shortly afterwards for only 11 runs. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s 27 runs in 17 balls and all-rounder Anuja Patil’s quickfire 21lifted the Indian score to 132.
Coming into bat, Thailand lost their way from the beginning of the innings. Openers Chantam and Chaiwai accumulated only 6 runs in the first three overs. Pooja Vastrakar provided the first breakthrough by picking up Chaiwai’s wicket. However, the captain was the star of the day who picked up 3 wickets to confirm the victory for India. Kaur finished her 3 overs with figures of 3 for 11. She was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for her all-round effort.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.