Jemimah Rodrigues' unbeaten 76-run knock and an impressive performance from bowlers helped the Indian women's cricket team defeat UAE by 104 runs in their third Women's Asia Cup 2022 match at Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
The women in blue now lead the points table with a third consecutive win.
Chasing a target of 179, the UAE innings never got going as the team kept losing wickets with the batters not showing any form of aggression or intent.
The UAE team needed some luck to be on their side if they wanted to have a crack at the formidable total in front of them, but luck seemed to be with the Indians as they affected a runout in the very first over to dismiss Theertha Satish for just one.
UAE was never in the game scoring only 74/4 in their allotted 20 overs giving India a massive 104-run win.
Earlier stand-in captain Smriti Mandhana elected to bat first.
India posted a huge total propelled by half-centuries from Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma. India recovered from early setbacks to post a challenging total of 178/5.
Rodrigues carried her bat through with a brilliant 75 not out and Deepti (64) played a superb knock to set the UAE a daunting chase.