India defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the Women’s Cricket World Cup, after a record partnership between Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana overcame a mid-innings slump.
The news: The first match between the Asian rivals since India’s World Cup victory ended with Pakistan being bowled out for 137 in the 43rd over in response to India’s 7-244 total.
- When Pakistan had India 6-114 in the 34th over, they thought they had the upper hand, but Vastrakar and Rana rescued the innings with a World Cup-record 122-run seventh-wicket stand.
- Smashing 67 off 59 deliveries before being bowled by Fatima Sana in the final over, Vastrakar became the player of the match.
- While Rana remained unbeaten on 53 off 48 deliveries.
- Despite India’s comprehensive victory, captain Mithali Raj said the team still has a lot of work to do if they want to make the playoffs.
What are they saying: “A very important partnership there between Pooja and Sneh brought us to the total we put on the board,” she said. “However, that is something we would like to address because when you first start playing the tournament, it’s important that your top order scores runs.”