|Nahida Khan||not out||0||3||0||0|
|Sidra Nawaz (W)||not out||0||1||0||0|
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Victorious Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, says that they bowled well in patches but is not happy about the fielding. Adds that it is important for them to do well in both Powerplays. On Mithali Raj, she says that they need to use her in smarter ways. Ends by saying that they still have a lot of work to do in the tournament.
Pakistan skipper, Javeria Khan, says that they are working hard and backs the girls. Adds that they were told to play fearless cricket and is happy that there was a big partnership. On being asked about the penalty, she accepted it sportingly and says that the umpires had warned them thrice before giving out the penalty. Reckons that they didn't do well in both Powerplay and didn't execute their plans well. Ends saying that she is happy with the girls and hopes many more youngsters step up and play sports in Pakistan.
MITHALI RAJ HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. On being asked if she likes to bat up the order or in the middle she responds by saying that it does matter where she bats as long as she gets to bat because she likes batting. Adds that she loves wearing the Indian kit and representing the country. On being asked whether she prefers chasing or batting first, she reckons that chasing puts a little pressure on her but she enjoys challenges. Is confident that India will qualify for the semis but the challenges will only get tougher and they will have to play their A game.
Pakistan tried hard but their fielders let them down again. Sana Mir, Nida Dar and Diana Baig kept things quiet but the wickets came very late. Pakistan now need other results to go their way if they are to qualify for the semis, with only two games left. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Chasing 134 on a tricky pitch, India got it slightly easier, having been awarded 10 runs without a ball being bowled. The openers then added 73 which literally took the wind out of Pakistan's sails. Mandhana got out but Mithali ensured that she batted almost till the end. Her classy 56 built the base of the run chase.
Easy win for India. The fact that they dropped 5 catches and yet managed to keep Pakistan to 133 shows how strong a team they are. They have now moved up to the top of the table, with 4 points from 2 games. They have Ireland and Australia left in their group.
FOUR! GAME, SET AND MATCH! Consecutive wins for India. Full and outside off, Krishnamurthy gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary! INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND 6 BALLS TO SPARE.
DROPPED! Tough chance. Full and outside off, Krishnamurthy looked to go inside out but skewed it over cover. Diana Baig ran back, leapt but could not quite hold on. Two runs taken.
Full and outside off, lofted over mid off for a couple.
SAFE. Outside off, VK pushes it towards point and sets off for a single. She is sent back mid-way and the fielder comes running in and has a shy at the keeper's end where the keeper takes the bails off. The run out appeal is taken upstairs but replays confirm that Veda is in.
Is that a run out? Veda Krishnamurthy is the player in question. Referred upstairs...
Outside off, Veda looks to run it down to third man but misses.
On middle, pushed down to long on for a run.
WIDE. Missed stumping. Full and down the leg side, Veda misses her flick and is out of her crease. The keeper fumbles and concedes an extra run as well.
On off, punched back to the bowler. 126/3
Veda Krishnamurthy comes in at number 5, replacing Mithali.
Full and around off, Kaur misses her flick and is hit on the pads.
OUT! Taken! Do Pakistan still believe? Full and outside off, Raj gets down and looks to play the slog sweep. But she gets more height than distance. Nidar Dar comes running in from deep mid-wicket and takes a cool catch. 8 more needed from 14 balls.
WIDE. Landed outside off, too wide, left alone.
Works it through mid-wicket for a single.
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Harmanpreet. Outside off, Kaur just opens the face of the bat and guides it between short third man and backward point to find the fence!
Full and outside off, slogged towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Diana Baig is back on.
FOUR! Excellent shot. Kaur advances down the track and Mir fires it wide outside off. Harmanpreet reaches out and squeezes it through point for a boundary! 119/2
Full on middle, Kaur pushes it back to the bowler.
Around off, watchfully defended.
Full on middle, gently paddled through fine leg for a couple.
Comes down the track and lofts it towards long off for a run.
On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
Full and outside off, chipped over cover for a brace. 111/2
Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.
Around off, watchfully defended.
Full and outside off driven through mid off for a run.
FOUR! Full and outside off, Raj comes down the track and swings it over mid-wicket! Half century for Mithali, as India continue to cruise. 27 more needed from 28 balls.
Full and outside off, Raj comes down the track and swings it through long on for a couple.
Anam Amin is back on. 2-0-17-0 so far.
Down the leg side, Kaur looks to flick but the ball takes the inside edge, then lobs onto the helmet. 101/2
Harmanpreet Kaur comes in for the finishing duties.
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Dar celebrates Shahid Afridi style. Full and outside off, Rodrigues comes down the track and tries to hit it straight back but cannot quite clear the bowler. Dar takes a pretty comfortable catch and then celebrates. 33 more needed from 31 balls.
Landed outside off, Jemima looks to run it down to third man but misses.
The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. One run added to the total.
Short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
Full and outside off, Rodrigues comes down the track and drives it towards long on for a single.
Nida Dar is back on.
On middle, pushed down to long on for one. 97/1
FOUR! Shot. Good use of the feet. Full and outside off, Rodrigues comes down the track and lofts it over extra cover and finds the fence. The stand moves to 23 from 26 balls. 38 needed from 37 deliveries now.
Floated outside off, MR looks to sweep again but gets a bottom edge onto the boot.
Thrown with a slinging action, around middle, Mithali gets low and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
Full and around off, pushed towards long on for a run.
Fired on the pads. Raj comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
Comes down the track and pushes it towards long on for one. 89/1
Full and outside off, swept towards deep mid-wicket for just a run.
Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Rodrigues looks to flick but misses.
Works it through the leg side for a run.
Full on middle and leg, helped through mid-wicket for a single.
Full and outside off, Rodrigues comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler.
The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single. 84/1
In the air... but just short! Good effort though. This is tossed up on off, Rodrigues uses her feet and lofts it towards long off. Aliya there runs in but just does not get to it. The good thing is she gets her body in the way. It hits her body and it goes behind. She though recovers and saves a boundary. The batters take two.
Rodrigues drops it towards point, she wants a run but is sent back.
Flatter and outside off, it is pushed through covers for a single.
Sees the air given on the ball, the batter is nimble on her feet. It is eased to long off for a run.
Flighted ball on middle, the batter eases it down to long on for a run.
Doing it in singles! This is pushed through covers. 78/1
Rodrigues uses her feet and times it down to long off for a run.
Raj dances down the track and hits it through covers for a single.
This is fired outside off, the batsman guides it through point for a run.
Uses her feet and strokes it down to long off for a run.
Almost plays it on. This angled across the batter from off. She tries to guide it through the off side but chops it to the keeper.
Charges down the wicket and plays this along the turf through mid-wicket for one. 74/1
Outside off, cut to point.
Slower ball which keeps low, Rodrigues gets it off the inner half to the off side.
Jemimah Rodrigues is next to bat.
OUT! Smriti holes out. A needless shot when she was going on nicely. Sees the ball short, She shuffles and pulls this over square leg. Omaima in the deep runs to her left and takes a very good catch. Pakistan pick up their first wicket.
FOUR! Finally a big shot from Smriti. Uses her feet and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
Full toss way outside off, Smriti drives it with ease through covers for a brace. Could have got more on that.
Bismah Maroof to roll her arm.
Lovely from Dar. Gives this air on off, Draws Raj forward who gets beaten. 67/0
Tossed up ball on off, Raj comes forward and bunts it down with her pads.
WIDE! Way outside off, Raj leaves it alone.
Played to the point region by Raj.
On leg, Raj misses her flick to get hit on the pads.
Loopy ball outside off, Raj creams it through covers. They come back for the second.
Outside off, cut behind square for an easy run.
Nida Dar to bowl her second over.
Smriti opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single. Another good over for India. 10 from it. 64/0
Full on middle and leg, Raj milks it through mid on for a single.
Outside off, cut to point.
FOUR! Errs down leg, Raj just helps it on its way past the short fine leg fielder for back-to-back boundaries. The 50-run stand between these two is up.
FOUR! Easy. Waits for the ball and then cuts it past backward point for a boundary. Can't bowl there to Raj.
Length ball outside off, Raj hits it to mid off.
Aliya Riaz to bowl.
Pushed to the cover region by Raj. They pick up a single. 53/0
In the air... but safe. Smriti lofts it with one hand over covers. A run taken.
Pushed to the cover region by Mandhana.
On middle and leg, turned around the corner for a single.
Full and outside off, driven to extra cover for one more.
Leans forward and drives this towards mid off. Easy run taken.
Diana Baig in for another burst.
Another use of the feet. Hit to the off side. Dot ball. 5 runs from the over. 48/0
Smriti uses her feet and drives it to covers.
SM shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
A bit flat on middle and leg, pulled to cow corner as they jog to complete the run.
Loopy ball on off, driven to covers.
FOUR! Poor fielding will cost another boundary. Short ball on middle, Raj pulls it towards square leg. The fielder there cannot get to the ball and Raj gets another boundary to her name.
Loopy ball on off, driven to covers. Dot to end. 43/0
FOUR! A bit flat down leg, Smriti goes back and pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
Steps out of the crease and drives it to covers. 4 dots in a row.
Full on leg, Smriti turns it against the spin.
On off, Tapped back to the bowler.
SM has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
FOUR! Lovely! Second of the over. Uses her feet and drives this through covers. Four from the moment it left the bat. 39/0
Full on leg, hit to mid on.
On leg, Raj steps out and blocks it.
FOUR! Excellent placement and beautiful timing. Gets to the pitch of the ball, does not over hit it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
Loopy ball on middle, Raj taps it to the off side and sets off for a run. Smriti sends her back in time.
Darts this on middle and leg, Raj gives it back to the bowler.
Uses her feet, drives it through covers. A misfield and India get two runs. 31/0
Shortish and outside off, it is cut through point for a couple.
On off, it is kept out.
Flatter and outside off, cut to point.
Floats it up on off, it is pushed to covers.
Works it through mid-wicket for a run.
Sana Mir is into the attack.
FOUR! Ideal way to end the over! This is short and outside off, Mandhana pushes it through covers for a boundary. 26/0
On off, kept out.
BEATEN! Outside off, Mandhana tries to guide it through third man but gets beaten.
Floats it up on the stumps, it is kept out.
Flatter and on off, SM keeps it out.
FOUR! Nicely played! Short and outside off, Mandhana guides it through backward point for a boundary.
WIDE! A little too wide outside off, left alone.
Anam Amin to bowl from the other end.
FOUR! Lovely wrist. Full and on leg, Raj flicks it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence. 17/0
Length on off, Raj gets behind the ball and taps it to the off side.
Covers her stumps and defends this ball.
Down leg, Raj flicks it through square leg in the gap. Two runs taken.
WIDE! Full but way down leg, Mithali misses her flick and the umpire gives a wide.
Defended off the front foot by Raj presenting the full face of the bat.
Full in line of the stumps, Mithali plays it out with a straight bat.
We are back for the chase. Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will open for India. Diana Baig will bowl with the new ball.