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Women’s World T20: India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

Providence [Guyana], Nov 12 (TEH): Mithali Raj’s fine half-century helped India register a seven-wicket win over their arch-rivals Pakistan in the Group B match of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday.After a steady 94-run partnership between Maroof and Dar, Pakistan managed to score a total of 133/7 in their 20 overs.Pakistan lost three wickets in quick succession that made them struggle at 30 for three. But, Maroof and Nida brilliantly fought back, taking their team across the 100-run mark.For India, Poonam Yadav and Hemalatha took two wickets each in their respective four overs while Arundhati Reddy managed to pick up only one wicket.Chasing a decent target of 134 runs, India got off to a flying start. Both the openers managed to score a 50-run partnership in quick succession. Mithali Raj top scored with 56 runs while Smriti Mandhana played a decent inning of 26 runs.Towards the end, Harmanpreet Kaur (14) and Veda Krishnamurthy (8) slammed some lusty blows to take India across the line.For Pakistan, it was a very disappointing day as their bowlers couldn’t manage to defend the total. Nida Dar (1-17) was the most successful bowler for them.With this win, India is now on top of the Group B points table. It will next face Ireland on Thursday. (TEH)

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