India Women vs Pakistan Women, Asia Cup 2022, Highlights: Pakistan came out on top against against India in the Women’s Asia Cup to end their arch-rivals’ unbeaten run in the competition. The Indian batting order crumbled and Richa Ghosh’s 13-ball 26 at the back end of the chase went in vain as Pakistan bounced back in style after their defeat to Thailand. Earlier, Nida Dar hit a fine half-century to help Pakistan reach 137/6. Dar and captain Bismah Maroof had put on a partnership of 76 runs as they revived Pakistan after they lost three early wickets. Pooja Vastrakar had Sidra Ameen caught behind in the fifth over and then Deepti had Muneeba Ali stumped before trapping Omaima Sohail in front two deliveries later to put India on top early. Dar became Vastrakar’s second victim when she fell for 32. Deepti Sharma also picked up a wicket in the final over to finish as India’s best bowler, with figures of 3/27. (SCORECARD)
Here are the highlights from India vs Pakistan, Women’s Asia Cup, straight from Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
Right then, that is it from this enticing contest but the Women's Asia cup drama continues as we have a double header coming your way on Saturday, 8th October! Sri Lanka Women take on Malaysia Women in the first game at 8.30 am IST (3.00 am GMT) and India Women take on Bangladesh Women at 1.00 pm IST (7.30 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Nida Dar is the Player of the Match. She says that it was a slow start for them but Bismah Maroof told her that they need a good partnership and they did it. Adds that she knew her strong areas and they went with the plan. Further says that in the last 4 overs it didn't go well and they need to work on it and they are happy to win the game.
Bismah Maroof the captain of Pakistan Women says that it was an important game for them and they executed their plans well this time. Adds that Nida Dar batted and bowled really well. She played a crucial knock that helped them get to a good total. Further says that they didn't assess the conditions really well in their previous game against Thailand but in this game, they executed their plans well.
Harmanpreet Kaur the skipper of India Women says it went wrong in the middle as they were trying to give chances to the new batters. Adds that in the middle overs they fumbled a bit and played too many dot balls which cost them in the end. Further says that it was a great opportunity for the new batters to execute themselves but they failed to do it. Finishes by saying that they should not repeat the mistakes they have made in this game.
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Earlier in the match, Pakistan Women elected to bat first after winning the toss. They found themselves in trouble at the start but the partnership of 76 runs between Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof took them to a respectable total of 137. In reply, India Women never got going and they succumbed under pressure and ended up losing by 13 runs.
India Women got off to a positive start with Sabbhineni Meghana playing some fine strokes. However, she could not carry on and perished. Jemimah Rodrigues followed her soon and India Women were struggling at 29 for 2 at the end of the Powerplay! Pakistan Women never let the momentum get away from them and they kept grabbing wickets at regular intervals to keep India Women under the pump. None of the batters from India found any sort of rhythm, and as the pressure kept piling up India lost wickets. Richa Ghosh came in and struck some lusty blows towards the end and gave India Women a slight glimmer of hope, but she too failed to stick around till the end. For Pakistan Women it was Nashra Sandhu who grabbed three wickets, while Sadia Iqbal and Nida Dar claimed two wickets each. The pendulum kept swinging, but it finally settled on Pakistan's side.
What a thrilling contest we have witnessed here! An India-Pakistan game never fails to disappoint! Drama, excitement, and entertainment this game had it all. In the end, it was Pakistan Women who held their nerve and defeated arch-rivals India Women. A historic win here as this is just the third time they have defeated India in T20I! After an embarrassing defeat against Thailand 24 hours back, Pakistan Women have turned things around and have beaten the tournament favorites, India.
OUT! TIMBER! Pakistan Women have registered a big win in this tournament. A yorker and on middle, Rajeshwari Gayakwad looks to loft it but misses and the ball rattles the stumps. Pakistan Women jump in joy. India Women are wrapped up for 124 and Pakistan Women win by 13 runs!
Full toss and on off, Singh flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for one. 14 needed from 3 now!
Slightly shorter and on off, Rajeshwari Gayakwad looks to pull it but gets a top edge. The ball lands safely at mid off. They cross.
Wide! Wayward and outside off, Rajeshwari Gayakwad lets it go.
Fuller and on middle, Renuka Singh eases it to mid-wicket for one.
Tosses it up full on the off, Gayakwad punches it through the off side. Dot again. 18 needed now!
Good length ball on the off, Gayakwad punches it to the short cover. Dot.
Fuller one, around off. Rajeshwari Gayakwad plays it to covers and calls for one. A bit of miscommunication but the batters are safe.
OUT! CAUGHT! Richa walks out giving India Women a glimmer of hope. Fuller and on off, Richa gets on her knee and lofts it. The ball hits the upper part of her bat and carries towards long on and Aliya Riaz pouches it easily.
FOUR! Six followed by a boundary! Richa Ghosh is putting on quite a show here! Tossed up, outside off, fuller ball. Richa Ghosh goes inside-out over cover for a boundary. 18 needed now for India Women!
SIX! BOOM! Richa Ghosh is keeping India Women's hopes alive! Shorter ball, around middle. Richa Ghosh swivels and pulls it high over long on for a biggie.
OUT! TAKEN! There is another twist in this game! Nashra Sandhu might have gone for two sixes in the over but she has fought back well and picked up a wicket here! A fuller ball, loopy one, around middle. Radha Yadav steps down the pitch and heaves this one wide of long on. The ball goes more off the inner half of the bat and fails to go all the way. Aliya Riaz runs to her right and takes another safe catch.