Indian women’s cricket team thumped Pakistan by 95 runs to register their third successive win in the ICC women’s world cup 2017 at Derby County in England today, 2nd July.
With this victory, India have now earned six points from three games. Chasing a paltry 170-run target, Pakistan women never recovered after losing quick six wickets at the score of 26 and were bowled out for 74 in 38.1 overs.
India’s spinner Ekta Bisht spun magic with 5/ 18 in her quota of 10 overs that include 2 maidens and bagged Man-of-the-match two maidens.
Earlier, India had a disappointing day, after opting to bat, as they could only manage a total of 169 for 9, but it turned out to be too much for Pakistan.
While Harmanpreet was finding it difficult to hit big as she is playing with a finger injury, Meshram just could not pick the singles.
Pakistan’s left-arm spin duo of Nashra Sandhu (4/26 in 10 overs) and Sadia Yousuf (2/30 in 10 overs) took 6 wickets for 56 runs in the 20 overs that they bowled.
The Indians never had any momentum in their innings once in-form Smriti Mandhana (2) was dismissed cheaply. Worse, skipper Mithali Raj (8) and her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur (10) could not also score too many runs, making it difficult for the other players to accelerate.
Opener Punam Raut (48) consumed 72 balls while Deepti Sharma fared no better playing 63 balls for 28. It was keeper Sushma Verma (33 off 35 balls), who used the long handle to get the team near 170-run mark.