India women make short work of Pakistan

After Maroof and Dar’s departure India were able to restrain Pakistan to 134 runs

Mithali Raj's half-century helped India cruise to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in their Women's World T20 Group B match in Guyana.

Kaur, who had become the first Indian woman to score a T20I century on Friday, remained unbeaten on 14 as India completed the chase of 134 with an over to spare. Firstly in the 18th over when Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar were at the crease, and then on the final ball of the innings when Nahida Khan and Sidra Nawaz were found guilty of doing the same.

Pakistan made their highest total in all ICC Women's World T20, with both Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar making fifties.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised stalwart Mithali Raj - who opened the innings and played a match winning knock of 56 off 47 balls - calling her a key component of the team going forward.

India never looked in trouble with openers Raj and Smriti Mandhana (26) finding the boundaries at regular intervals in their 73-run partnership.

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India are top of the early Group B table after also beating New Zealand in their opening match on Friday, while Pakistan have suffered two straight losses.

India had won the toss and elected to field first.

Pakistan thought they had scrambled a run off the final ball of their innings, their highest World T20 total, but the formidable umpire Sue Redfern, the former England worldwide, informed them that in running down the line of the stumps again they had incurred a second penalty. This meant that before India started the chase, they had already accumulated 10 runs on the board.

Pakistan was still not out of the woods as it could only reach 53 for 3 at the half-way stage but sloppy Indian fielding allowed their two batswomen Dar and Maroof to gain in confidence. It could have been a bit better, we took them until the 19th over, but we could have planned it better.

For India, Poonam Yadav and Hemalatha took two wickets each in their respective four overs while Arundhati Reddy managed to pick up only one wicket.

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