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India beat Pakistan in Women's World T20

India beat Pakistan in Women's World T20

ICC Women's World Twenty20, Guyana; Nov 11, 2018
Pakistan 133-7 (20 overs): Maroof 53, Dar 52
India 137-3 (19 overs): Raj 56
India won by seven wickets

India made it two wins from two matches in Group B at the Women's World Twenty20 with a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Guyana.

Pakistan were soon reduced to 30-3 but India spilled five chances and Bismah Maroof (53) and Nida Dar (52) put on 93 within 12 overs to help them to 133-7.

But Pakistan were twice penalised for batters running down the centre of the pitch and India were gifted 10 runs.

Mithali Raj hit seven fours in her 56 as India won with six balls remaining.

Following an impressive opening day win against twice runners-up New Zealand, India, who have yet to reach a WT20 final, struck in the first over when Ayesha Zafar was well caught low at wide slip by Veda Krishnamurthy.

After a stunning pick-up and direct hit from 18-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues claimed the second wicket, India then suffered a series of fielding blemishes.

Dar was dropped on 15 and again on 29, and Maroof enjoyed some good fortune on 28 when a gentle top-edge spooned over the umpire's head but was allowed to drop to the ground after bowler and fielders left it to each other.

She took full advantage, soon reaching her seventh T20 international fifty.