DERBY: India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs in their ICC Women’s World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Sunday.
India, who had a disappointing first half as they could only manage a paltry 169 for 9, bowled out Pakistan for just 74 in 38.1 overs.
Pakistan women also hold the record of being skittled for the lowest ever total in Women’s World Cup tournament. They were dismissed for 27 against Australia in 1997.
Indian bowler Ekta Bisht’s (5 for 18) brilliant bowling show helped her team win the match.
Batting first after winning the toss, India could not cope with tight bowling of Pakistan and scored 169 runs for nine in allotted 50 over.
Pakistan’s Left-arm spin duo of Nashra Sandhu (4/26 in 10 overs) and Sadia Yousuf (2/30 in 10 overs) inflicted the maximum damage, taking 6 wickets for 56 runs in the 20 overs that they bowled.
The final six overs of the innings turned out to be productive for India as Sushma’s attacking display fetched 41 runs during that phase.