Women's World T20: In scintillating form, Pakistan beat India

It's really good for us to get these pressure games early in the tournament, says skipper Sana Mir


Afp March 19, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY: Twitter/ @ICC

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's women's team showed the way on Saturday to their male counterparts by defeating arch rivals India by two runs in a rain-hit match in the World T20 in New Delhi.

India's women posted a modest total of 96 for seven in their 20 overs at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in the capital.

Pakistan had reached 77 for six in 16 overs before their reply was brought to a halt by a heavy downpour which forced the umpires to abandon the game.

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Pakistan were then named the winners under the Duckworth-Lewis method, to the delight of Pakistani captain Sana Mir.

"We have won games by one run, and lost games by a couple of runs so as a unit, we take a lot of pride in our fielding and bowling and this is the way forward," said Mir.

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"It's really good for us to get these pressure games early in the tournament. Very important win for us."

The women's victory came just ahead of the high-voltage clash between the Indian and Pakistani men's teams in Kolkata, which is expected to draw hundreds of millions of television viewers.

COMMENTS (4)

Vaibhav srivastav | 5 years ago | Reply Dhoni's leadership and kohli's class.......makes men in blue favourites....... Pakistaan hav some talented players...but as a unit..they lack endurance....and also a good leader
Gul Wazir | 5 years ago | Reply Afridi guys wings have been trimmed by Dhoni Eleven. Condolences to Qandeel Baloch
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