ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers 2017: Unbeaten India decimate Pakistan after Ekta Bisht's five-for
India continued its unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by advancing to the final with a seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday.
Colombo: The Indian women's cricket team continued its unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by advancing to the final with a seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday.
India bundled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking them to bat upon winning the toss. The team then achieved the target in just 22.3 overs, scoring 70 for 3 to post a comprehensive win which helped it top the Super 6 table.
Ekta Bisht shone for India with an impressive five-wicket haul, finishing with brilliant figures of 10-7-8-5.
Shikha Pandey (2/09) chipped in with a couple of wickets. The two bowlers ran through the Pakistani batting line-up.
They kept losing wickets regularly and only two Pakistani batters could reach the double-digit mark.
Chasing a modest target, India rode on responsible knocks from Deepti Sharma (29 not out) and Harmanpreet Kaur (24) to reach the target with 165 balls to spare.
Deepti and Harmanpreet put on a solid 42 runs together for the third wicket.
For Pakistan, Sadia Yousuf claimed two wickets by giving away 19 runs.
Virender Sehwag congratulated the Indian women's team for beating the arch-foes.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 19, 2017
Appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial affairs on Thursday in Islamabad, Ramiz said it was time for the PCB to reduce its dependence on funding from the ICC and start tapping the local market.
England's men's and women's white ball teams were due to tour this month but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pulled out of both because of concerns over "mental and physical well-being".
Australia scored the runs in 19.1 overs, courtesy rookie McGrath (42 not out off 33 balls), who launched into Shikha Pandey's 18th over, getting 14 runs which proved to be a game-changer.