New Delhi. In the match (INDW vs PAKW) played at Newlands, Cape Town, the Indian team registered a big win over Pakistan by seven wickets. The hero of the victory was Jemimah Rodrigues, who not only got the Indian women’s team (Women’s T20 World Cup 2023) out of trouble by batting Atishi, but also helped them start their campaign with a win in the Women’s T20 World Cup. Jemima scored an unbeaten 53 off 38 balls. He hit eight fours in his innings. Richa Ghosh supported Jemima to the fullest. She persevered till the end. Richa scored 31 runs in 20 balls. A 58-run partnership was formed between Jemima and Richa.
Bad start for India
The beginning of India was somewhat similar to that of Pakistan. In the powerplay, the Indian women’s team scored only 43 runs at the loss of one wicket. Yastika Bhatia got out after scoring 17 runs in 20 balls. Shefali Verma was also able to score 33 runs in 25 balls. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who came to play after recovering from injury, was expected to score a big innings, but she too could score only 16 runs in 12 balls with the help of two fours.
Bismah Maroof handled Pakistan’s innings
Earlier, Pakistan’s team captain Bismah Maroof won the toss and decided to bat first. The beginning of the neighboring country was not very good. In the six overs of the powerplay, the Pakistan team scored just 39 runs at the loss of one wicket. In the next four overs, Pakistan’s condition kept getting worse. The team’s score was 58 runs at the loss of three wickets after 10 overs. From here onwards, Captain Bismah Maroof took up the responsibility of scoring runs from one end. Wickets kept falling at the other end but Maroof hit seven fours in his innings. Unbeaten 68 runs came from his bat in 55 balls.
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For the fifth wicket, Maroof along with Aisha Naseem handled the middle order. Nasmi scored 43 runs in 25 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes. During this, his strike rate was 172. Together they formed an unbroken partnership of 77 runs. With the help of which Pakistan was able to reach 149 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.
India pays for slow over rate
Team India had to bear the brunt of the slow over rate in this match. The Indian team was able to bowl only 19 overs in the stipulated time of 85 minutes. Due to which only four players were outside the 30 yard circle in the last over instead of five. A total of 13 runs came in this over of Deepti Sharma. Pak batters hit a six and a four in this over.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 12, 2023, 21:45 IST