India Women vs Pakistan Women ICC Women’s World T20: Harmanpreet Kaur-led India women cricket team cruised to an easy seven-wicket win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World T20 Group match. Mithali Raj brought all her experience into play as she remained unbeaten on 56 off 47 balls to anchor India to their second win of the tournament. Earlier in the day, Poonam Yadav, Hemalatha scalped two wickets apiece to restrict Pakistan Women to 134. Also Read - IPL 2020 MI vs CSK Match Report: Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis Power Chennai Super Kings to Clinical Five-wicket Win vs Mumbai Indians in Tournament Opener in Abu Dhabi
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Earlier, it was a sloppy day in the field but India women held their chances and were lucky that they had a head start in the chase. Mithali was back at the top of the order and anchored the chase with a half-century. Smriti and Jemimah got some runs under their belt as well. 134 wasn’t going to be challenging, but having had some penalty runs at the start of the chase, it meant the chase was just a little more than a formality. Pakistan can take heart from a fine batting show and an equally adept bowling performance, but those small mistakes while running between the wickets cost them the chance of possibly pushing India further.
India Women Squad
Taniya Bhatia (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav
Pakistan Women Squad
Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan (c), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Sana Mir, Diana Baig, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Anam Amin