LONDON: A stellar bowling show by Pakistan restricted India to 169 within the excessive-voltage conflict of the ICC Ladies’s World Cup in Derby on Sunday.
Quick bowler Diana Baig and spinner Nashra Sandhu tore aside Indian prime order batting, after India gained the toss and put Pakistan in to area first.
Diana, in for Kainat Imtiaz, gave Pakistan an early breakthrough by sending opener Smriti Mandhana again to pavilion for two, leaving India one down for 7 and struggling for runs.
Spinner Nashra struck 4 occasions, dismissing Raut for forty seven, skipper Mithali Raj for eight, Sharma for 28 and Goswami for 14, placing Pakistan properly in management in a should-win encounter.
Spinner Sadia Yousuf cleaned up Kaur and Meshram for 10 and 6, respectively. Asmavia Iqbal claimed Verma’s wicket.
Pakistan, led by captain Sana Mir, are in search of their first win of the ICC Ladies’s World Cup 2017 to duplicate the historic Champions Trophy success of the Males in Inexperienced towards India, after having misplaced to South Africa and hosts England of their earlier two video games within the event.
Pakistan Ladies misplaced a intently-fought recreation towards South Africa by three wickets and took a 107-run beating by England Ladies of their second match. Some positives included an outstanding inning of seventy nine by opener Nahida Khan towards the Proteas and a positive-footed unbeaten fifty by opener Ayesha Zafar towards England.
India, in the meantime, have gained each of their two video games within the event to date.
Pakistan’s all-rounder Asmavia Iqbal has backed her workforce to beat India and get off the mark within the event.
“Enjoying towards India there’s all the time strain. It’s a huge recreation however I’m very hopeful of doing a lot better towards India,” she stated in an ICC media launch.
“We beat India in India within the final T20. I consider in my spinners that they’ll bounce again and take wickets, and we’ll win the match.”
“Ayesha batted nicely and gained confidence, which is essential earlier than the sport towards India. We’re wanting ahead to the subsequent recreation.. In Pakistan they are saying that it’s a must to win towards India, it is rather essential. We took some positives (from the sport towards England).”
“Our quick bowling did nicely, Ayesha performed properly. However there are various areas to enhance, particularly fielding, which is letting us down. If we area properly, we will beat any staff.”
In ODIs, Pakistan have by no means crushed India in 9 makes an attempt, however final yr the Women in Inexperienced claimed a historic two-run victory within the ICC World Twenty20, on Indian soil.
India captain Mithali Raj, talking forward of the large conflict, stated India wouldn’t be taking any recreation calmly.
The Indian spinners led the best way with seven wickets between them in the course of the match towards West Indies, and whereas Smriti Mandhana did an excellent run-out of Stafanie Taylor – earlier than hitting an unbeaten century – Raj was annoyed at some late fielding lapses from her group.
“We have to work on our catching, fielding could be very essential and it could win us matches.
“We nonetheless have a few video games extra earlier than we will look to the semi-finals and taking a look at how Sri Lanka has performed and the way Pakistan has performed, each match goes to be essential for us.”
Pakistan: Sana Mir (captain), Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Iram Javed, Javeria Wadood, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Bibi Nahida, Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi, Nashra Sundhu, Sadia Yousaf, Sidra Nawaz and Waheeda Akhter
India: Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Nuzhat Parween, Shikha Pandey, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma and Poonam
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite and Shaun George
Match referee: Richie Richardson
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