Derby, July 3: India crushed archrival Pakistan in the ICC Women's World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Sunday. Notably, 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. Riding on Ekta Bisht's (5 for 18) brilliant bowling show, the Indian team registered a commanding win over their arch rivals.
Electing to bat, India scored 169 for 9 in the stipulated 50 overs and then reduced Pakistan to 74 all out in 38.1 overs. For India, E.Bisht claimed 5 wickets, while other wickets were claimed by Jhulan Goswami, D.B.Sharma, M.Joshi and H.Kaur. For Pakistan, only Nahida Khan was the highest scorer with 23. As many as four Pakistani batswomen were out without any score.
Man of the Match Ekta said, “The plan was to pile on dot balls, because we were confident of the target we set.” She said that she never had any problems bowling with the new ball. “I don’t face much of a problem bowling with the new ball. The track spun more than it had during our game against England. Irrespective of how the pitch is, my job is to bowl and take wickets and I hope I can continue doing that for my team.”
However, Pakistan has now suffered three consecutive loss in the 3rd Women's World Cup match. Whereas, now India has six points from three games and is at the top of the table. In their previous encounters, India stunned hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing West Indies by seven wickets in their second encounter.