Highlights ICC Women's World Cup 2017, India vs Pakistan, cricket result: IND thump PAK by 95 runs

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  • Meanwhile, Australia defeat New Zealand by 5 wickets to move to 2nd in the points table.

  • After restricting India to a chaseable total of 170, Pakistan crumbled to the wily left-arm spin of Ekta Bisht, the loop of Deepti Sharma and the aggression of Mansi Joshi. It was an overwhelming victory set up by the bowlers after the batswomen failed to deliver on a tough batting pitch. Despite an excellent show of bowling from Pakistan bowlers, the inexperience, in terms of batting, showed with poor shot selection. This was their best chance to upset India and they let it slip leaving them to wonder: What if?

    So, India maintain a clean slate against Pakistan in ODIs and move to the top of the points table.

  • Pakistan captain, Sana Mir: It was our best bowling performance against India. If our batting had backed up the good bowling performance, we could have had a better game. Diana Baig is a wonderful athlete. As a captain, I'm very proud of her. When you're playing against a good bowling side, you can't play cross (batted) shots.

  • India captain, Mithali Raj: There were anxious moments. But Sushma Verma's contribution in the end was very crucial. Once we got 170, we thought it could be anybody's game. It was one of those days when the top order failed and we will address that before the next match . Ekta has always delivered when she has been given the new ball. Her spell was very crucial. Her first spell actually got us back in the game. I believe that when you are defending a small target, one has to come out with proper plans. And if we aim to be the best team in the world, the bowling side should be able to come back and perform the way the girls have done today.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Part of most victories in Women's ODIs:
     
    108 - Karen Rolton
    104 - MITHALI RAJ*
    103 - Charlotte Edwards

  • Ekta Bisht is adjudged Player of the Match. Her figures: 10-2-18-5.

    Bisht (translated from Hindi): We put up a fighting target. I knew all we had to do was increase pressure through dot balls and wickets would follow. I prefer bowling with the new ball. The pitch was taking turn but my job is to bowl well regardless of the nature of the wicket.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the first time India have won four consecutive matches in Women's World Cup. 
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most consecutive wins for India against a team in Women's ODIs:
     
    16 - Sri Lanka 
    12 - Ireland 
    10 - PAKISTAN*
    9 - West Indies 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Best Bowling figures for India in Women's World Cup:
     
    18/5 Ekta Bisht v Pakistan, Derby, 2017*
    21/5 Purnima Choudhary v West Indies, Faridabad, 1997
     
     

  • India win by 95 runs. 

    Mansi Joshi bowls the perfect inswinging yorker to get through the defence of Pakistan captain Sana Mir to wrap up a crushing victory for India.

  • After 38 overs, Pakistan 74/9 (Sana Mir 29, Sadia Yousuf 3)

    Ekta Bish finishes her quota. She has figures of 10-2-18-5. Just one run off the over. Yousuf matching her captain in tenacity.

  • After 37 overs, Pakistan 73/9 (Sana Mir 28, Sadia Yousuf 3)

    Just one run off Mansi Joshi's sixth over. The gritty Sana Mir continues to channel her inner Misbah.

    Pakistan women need 97 runs with 13 overs and 1 wicket remaining.

  • After 36 overs, Pakistan 72/9 (Sana Mir 27, Sadia Yousuf 3)

    Ekta Bisht continues after the drinks break and Mir continues her resistance. This is the highest partnership in Pakistan's dismal innings.

  • Meanwhile, in other Women's World Cup fixtures from today

    South Africa won by 10 wickets against West Indies

    England won by 7 wickets against Sri Lanka

    Australia are 165/4 from 40 overs in response to New Zealand's 219

     

  • After 35 overs, Pakistan 70/9 (Sana Mir 26, Sadia Yousuf 2)

    Mansi Joshi is back into the attack and Mir slogs her through mid-wicket for another boundary. Though the odds of a Pakistan victory are slim, the captain hasn't given up just yet.

    And it's drinks.

  • After 34 overs, Pakistan 66/9 (Sana Mir 22, Sadia Yousuf 2)

    Ekta Bisht comes back looking to pick up her sixth. But Sana continues to be resolute trying to smash her way out of it but can only manage a single off the over.

  • After 33 overs, Pakistan 65/9 (Sana Mir 21, Sadia Yousuf 2)

    Poonam Yadav comes back into the attack and Sania Mir lofts her over mid on for a couple and employs the reverse sweep again two balls later for a single.

    Pakistan need 105 runs off 17 overs with 1 wicket remaining.

  • After 32 overs, Pakistan 62/9 (Sana Mir 18, Sadia Yousuf 2)

    Sana Mir brings out the reverse sweep against Deepti Sharma but it only fetches her a couple. The fifth ball brushes the stumps but they are not dislodged. Oof!

    Three runs off the Sharma's last over. She finishes with figures of 10-2-21-1.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Ekta Bisht becomes first Indian player to take two five-wicket hauls in a year in Women's ODIs.

  • After 31 overs, Pakistan 59/9 (Sana Mir 15, Sadia Yousuf 2)

    Yousuf is dropped by Deepti Sharma at first slip off the first ball. Sana Mir powers a drive off the fourth ball to pick up her second boundary. Six runs off Ekta Bisht's seventh over. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Indian players with a five-wicket haul in Women's World Cup:
     
    Purnima Choudhary v West Indies, Faridabad, 1997
    Neetu David v New Zealand, Pretoria, 2005
    Ekta Bisht v Pakistan, Derby, 2017*

  • After 30 overs, Pakistan 53/9 (Sana Mir 9, Sadia Yousuf 1)

    Deepti Sharma continues and two singles follow.

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Derby

    Ekta Bisht has five wickets and she has reduced Pakistan to 51 for 9. She also becomes the fifth highest wicket taker for India in ODIs. India a wicket away from a third win on the trot. 
     
     

  • After 29 overs, Pakistan 51/9 (Sana Mir 9, Sadia Yousuf 0)

    Ekta Bisht comes from over the wicket to pick up a fifer. She is denied a hat-trick by Sadia Yousuf who manages to keep the ball out.

  • OUT! It's the arm ball again and Baig is bowled for a golden duck. Bisht is on a hat-trick.

    Sadia Yousuf is the last woman in.

  • OUT! Nashra Sandhu tries to heave a tossed up Ekta Bisht delivery over the infield but it finds Mansi Joshi at mid-on.

    Diana Baig comes to the crease.

  • After 28 overs, Pakistan 51/7 (Sana Mir 9, Nashra Sandhu 1)

    Deepti Sharma continues and Nashra Sandhu gets off the mark with an inside-edge.

  • After 27 overs, Pakistan 50/7 (Sana Mir 9, Nashra Sandhu 0)

    Ekta Bisht comes back into the attack. After 4 quiet balls, Sana Mir gets low and smashes it all along the ground for her first boundary.

  • After 26 overs, Pakistan 46/7 (Sana Mir 5, Nashra Sandhu 0)

    Deepti Sharma is back into the attack and she concedes only a single in the over.

  • After 25 overs, Pakistan 45/7 (Sana Mir 4, Nashra Sandhu 0)

    Poonam Yadav continues and just one run off the over.

  • After 24 overs, Pakistan 44/7 (Sana Mir 3, Nashra Sandhu 0)

    A wicket and a single off Harmanpreet Kaur's second over. She ends Nahida Khan's resistance.

  • OUT! Nahida Khan's 62-ball long stay ends as she bottom edges the ball to the keeper. Khan tries to cut Kaur but the extra bounce turns out to be lethal. She goes for 23.

    Nashra Sandhu comes to the crease.

  • After 23 overs, Pakistan 43/6 (Nahida Khan 23, Sana Mir 2)

    Poonam Yadav continues and Nahida Khan takes two off the last ball to deprive Poonam of another maiden.

  • After 22 overs, Pakistan 41/6 (Nahida Khan 21, Sana Mir 2)

    Harmanpreet Kaur comes back into the attack. She bowls it short and wide and Nahida Khan goes on the back foot and scythes it to deep backward point for another boundary. Five runs off the over.

  • After 21 overs, Pakistan 36/6 (Nahida Khan 16, Sana Mir 2)

    Yet another maiden! This time from Poonam Yadav.

  • After 20 overs, Pakistan 36/6 (Nahida Khan 16, Sana Mir 2)

    Deepti Sharma tries to mix things up with a leg break but it ends up as a halft-racker down leg-side and Pakistan can only manage a measly single.

    Two balls later, Nahida Khan leans into a lovely cover drive to score her second boundary.

  • After 19 overs, Pakistan 31/6 (Nahida Khan 12, Sana Mir 1)

    The legspinner Poonam Yadav is introduced into the attack. Sana Mir paddles a full toss to get off the mark. Right now, Pakistan scoring a single seems like an event.

  • After 18 overs, Pakistan 29/6 (Nahida Khan 11, Sana Mir 0)

    Deepti Sharma continues to toss it up and dots, dots and more dots follow.

  • After 17 overs, Pakistan 29/6 (Nahida Khan 11, Sana Mir 0)

    Mansi Joshi bowls another maiden and Pakistan just cannot seem to put the pressure back on the Indians.

  • After 16 overs, Pakistan 29/6 (Nahida Khan 11, Sana Mir 0)

    ​Deepti Sharma tosses the balls up and draws an edge which runs down to third man. Pakistan run two.

    Three precious runs in a tough run chase.

  • Sana Mir is the new batswoman at the crease.

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Derby

    India in complete control at drinks, as Mansi Joshi gets her first World Cup wicket. What had promised to be a tight match, has turned out to be a one sided affair. Once again, India's spinners showing their class, with Deepti Sharma getting a wicket with a brute of an off spinner. 

  • After 15 overs, Pakistan 26/6 (Nahida Khan 8)

    Joshi joins in on the action. Pakistan are crumbling to some very clever bowling from India's slow bowlers.

    The umpires have called for the drinks break.

  • OUT! There's a caught behind appeal. The umpire says "No" and Raj asks for a review. There's a spike on the Ultraedge as the ball passed the bat and Pakistan lose their sixth wicket. Asmavia Iqbal is out for a nine-ball duck.

  • After 13 overs, Pakistan 24/5 (Nahida Khan 7, Asmavia Iqbal 0)

    Wicket maiden. Delightful off spin bowling from Deepti Sharma and Pakistan have lost half their side.

  • OUT! Naini Abidi plays a loose drive and the ball spins through the gate. She is bowled for 5. 

    Asmavia Iqbal is the new batswoman.

Preview: Their confidence on an all-time high after back-to-back wins, India would look to continue their unbeaten streak when they clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in their third game of the ICC Women's World Cup.

Raj-Mir 380

File photo of India captain Mithali Raj and Pakistan captain Sana Mir.

India, enjoying rich vein of form, would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Pakistan, who looked below-par in the tournament so far.

As far as their recent form is concerned, India comprehensively won their last four ODI series, first whitewashing Sri Lanka and the West Indies at home and then beating South Africa in the finals of the World Cup qualifier as well as the quadrangular series.

The Indians continued from where they left in the qualifiers and registered comprehensive victories in their first two matches.

India made a dream start to the tournament by stunning hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing West Indies by seven wickets in their next encounter.

Sana Mir-led Pakistan, on the other hand, are yet to taste victory in the tournament. They have lost by three wickets against South Africa before being handed a heavy 107 runs defeat via D/L method by England.

And come tomorrow, they would be desperate to open their account and what better it can be if they can taste success at the expense of traditional rivals India.

But it would be easier said than done as India are looking a completely different side in this tournament. The Indians have so far excelled in all three departments of the game.

While the batters stole the limelight against England, it was the chance of the bowlers to shine against West Indies as they restricted the Caribbeans to a paltry 183 for eight.

Spin trio of Deepti Sharma (2/27), Poonam Yadav (2/19) and Harmanpreet Kaur (2/42) demolished West Indies the other day.

She might not have picked up any wickets in the first two games, but Jhulan Goswami, the highest wicket-taker in ODI history, will lead the Indian bowling attack and would be desperate to contribute to the team's cause.

On the batting front, opener Smriti Mandhana looked to be enjoying the form of her life.

The left-hander, who has made a fine return from injury, followed up her 90-run knock against England with a smashing 106 off just 108 balls against the West Indies to set up the base for India's chase.

With 196 runs in just two games, the 20-year-old Mandhana has no intention of stopping and she has already warned that there is a lot more to come.

"I'm not satisfied at all, I haven't worked really hard for the last five months to get fit just for a 90 or a hundred. I want to do well for India and win the World Cup for India. That's what I've been craving for in the last five months," she had said.

Besides Mandhana, skipper Mithali Raj too is in tremendous touch. She struck a record-breaking seven successive half centuries before the streak got snapped in the last game against West Indies.

Against West Indies (46), Raj fell just four runs short of what could have been her eighth successive half century.

But the Indians will have to be on their toes tomorrow as plenty of emotions run in any Indo-Pak encounter and eventually the team which can hold their nerve better will have an edge over their rival.

Teams (from):

India: Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween.

Pakistan: Sana Mir (capt), Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Nawaz, Waheeda Akhtar, Bismah Maroof.

With inputs from PTI



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115