Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup - Group A

India Women v Pakistan Women

India Women won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

13:36 local Straight to the toss - Sana Mir has won the toss and Pakistan will bat first.

We are playing on the same track as the one used for Bangladesh v Sri Lanka a little while ago. The sun is out and it's bit hot at the moment but nothing that these two teams are not used to. We'll hopefully get more runs than in the morning, because as good as these sides all are with the ball, they're better with the bat than Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

India's bowlers are out there warming up and the Pakistan batswomen are having a tap at the edge of the boundary.

They don't play each other too often, all things considered, but to play here in China, in a world-class stadium, with Chinese people all around must seem a little surreal to the ladies about to take the field. Still, its India v Pakistan and that's as real as it gets in cricket.

Jhulan Goswami takes the new ball from the Pavilion End. One slip in place

0.1

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, no run, pitched right up, and pushed to cover

0.2

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, pitched up, a little wide, and slashed along the ground to third man

0.3

Goswami to Marina Iqbal, no run, length delivery, on off-stump, back-foot push to point

0.4

Goswami to Marina Iqbal, no run, speared in, almost through, inside edge on to pad, Goswami getting faster

0.5

Goswami to Marina Iqbal, no run, pitched up, driven handsomely off the front foot but straight to mid-off

0.6

Goswami to Marina Iqbal, (no ball) 3 runs, streaky drive, skews off the outer half of the bat, ball not quite on a driving length, goes in the air down to third man, hustles the third, may have heard the no ball call in justification of the shot

0.6

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, 1 run

End of over 1 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 6/0
Bismah Maroof    2* (3b)      J Goswami    1-0-6-0
Marina Iqbal    3* (4b)     

1.1

Das to Bismah Maroof, no run

1.2

Das to Bismah Maroof, no run

1.3

Das to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, driven down to long-on

1.4

Das to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to thirdman, waited for the ball and just worked it away nicely

1.5

Das to Bismah Maroof, no run, forced away towards point

1.6

Das to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, goes for the sweep and ends up with a thick edge and the ball goes over the slip fielder

Goswami to continue

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 10/0
Bismah Maroof    5* (8b)      A Das    1-0-4-0
Marina Iqbal    4* (5b)      J Goswami    1-0-6-0

25-yard run-up by Goswami

2.1

Goswami to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, lofted down to long-off

2.2

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, no run, defendded outside the off stump

2.3

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, full and a little bit of width outside off, slashed in the air between slip and gully

2.4

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, no run

2.5

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, no run, aiming for leg and middle, forward to defend. Smooth action the Indian pacer has

2.6

Goswami to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, a little short, on leg, and tucked off the hip

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 16/0
Bismah Maroof    10* (13b 1x4)      J Goswami    2-0-12-0
Marina Iqbal    5* (6b)      A Das    1-0-4-0

3.1

Das to Bismah Maroof, no run, a little uncomfortable against the spinner, miscues that drive to the off-side

3.2

Das to Bismah Maroof, no run, forward to defend

3.3

Das to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, swept to fine leg

3.4

Das to Marina Iqbal, no run, down the wicket to manufacture a full-toss, bowler fields, bit of confusion in the running

3.5

Das to Marina Iqbal, OUT, played to short midwicket, more pad than bat, Maroof hares down, Iqbal static, all midwicket has to do is lob the ball to the bowler and Maroof has barely made it back into her own half of the wicket

Bismah Maroof run out 11 (15m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

3.6

Das to Marina Iqbal, no run, played to the same fielder, no run attempted

End of over 4 (1 run) Pakistan Women 17/1
Marina Iqbal    5* (9b)      A Das    2-0-5-0
Sana Mir    0* (0b)      J Goswami    2-0-12-0

4.1

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, off the back foot, to point

4.2

Bisht to Sana Mir, FOUR, flat-batted cover drive, rocks back to a short ball outside off, timed and placed well

4.3

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, bat and pad to the leg-side infield

4.4

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, paddled to square leg

4.5

Bisht to Sana Mir, 2 runs, waits on a short ball, dinked down to third man

4.6

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, pitched right up, Pakistan's captain forward to push to short mid-on

Das to continue

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 23/1
Sana Mir    6* (6b 1x4)      E Bisht    1-0-6-0
Marina Iqbal    5* (9b)      A Das    2-0-5-0

5.1

Das to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts it away to deep midwicket, excellent footwork and a cleant hit

5.2

Das to Sana Mir, no run, defended outside the off stump

5.3

Das to Sana Mir, no run, turned away on the leg side, no single there

5.4

Das to Sana Mir, no run, fuller length, goes for the drive and the ball rolls away towards short cover

5.5

Das to Sana Mir, 1 run, turns it away on the leg side, gets it wide of the fielder at short midwicket and they scamper through for a single

5.6

Das to Marina Iqbal, no run, defended off the back-foot, gentle tap on the off side

End of over 6 (2 runs) Pakistan Women 25/1
Marina Iqbal    6* (11b)      A Das    3-0-7-0
Sana Mir    7* (10b 1x4)      E Bisht    1-0-6-0

6.1

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, goes for the sweep and is very early into the shot, get hits on the back

6.2

Bisht to Sana Mir, FOUR, lofted away to wide long-on, diving effort in the deep ends in vain

6.3

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, full and on the pads, played down to mid-on

6.4

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, turning in and the ball crashes into the pad, appeal for lbw turned down - probably some bat involved

6.5

Bisht to Sana Mir, no run, another swing and a miss, this time Naik clips the bails another big appeal turned down, this time for a stumping

6.6

Bisht to Sana Mir, 1 run, swept away nicely to deep fine leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 30/1
Sana Mir    12* (16b 2x4)      E Bisht    2-0-11-0
Marina Iqbal    6* (11b)      A Das    3-0-7-0

7.1

Niranjana to Sana Mir, no run, off the pad and the ball rolls away on the leg side, thinks of a single

7.2

Niranjana to Sana Mir, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

7.3

Niranjana to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, short ball, did not rise as expected and Iqbal pulls it away to deep sqaure leg, one bounce and straight to Goswami in the deep

7.4

Niranjana to Sana Mir, FOUR, lofted away to the vacant midwicket fence, excellent placement

7.5

Niranjana to Sana Mir, OUT, was there to be hit and Sana lofts it to fine leg and Bisht judges it to perfection

Sana Mir c Kaur b Niranjana 17 (15m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

7.6

Niranjana to Marina Iqbal, no run

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 36/2
Marina Iqbal    7* (13b)      N Niranjana    1-0-6-1
Nain Abidi    0* (0b)      E Bisht    2-0-11-0

8.1

Patil to Nain Abidi, no run, wide outside the off stump, draws the new batswomen forward and the ball goes past the outside edge

8.2

Patil to Nain Abidi, 1 wide

8.2

Patil to Nain Abidi, no run, defended stretching well forward

8.3

Patil to Nain Abidi, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts it down to wide long-on, fall well short of the fielder moving across in the deep, so good placement

8.4

Patil to Marina Iqbal, FOUR, comes down the track, was looking to go bit but the ball was flat - changes the plan and just creams it past the cover fielder. Excellent timing and perfect placement - what more do you need

8.5

Patil to Marina Iqbal, no run

8.6

Patil to Marina Iqbal, no run, inside edge on to the pad

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 42/2
Marina Iqbal    11* (16b 1x4)      AA Patil    1-0-6-0
Nain Abidi    1* (3b)      N Niranjana    1-0-6-1

9.1

Niranjana to Nain Abidi, 1 leg bye

9.2

Niranjana to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, pulls it flat to wide long-on, easy single

9.3

Niranjana to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, lovely shot! good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Nain just opens the face of the bat and runs it past the keeper. Made it look so simple

9.4

Niranjana to Nain Abidi, 1 run, played down to third man

9.5

Niranjana to Marina Iqbal, no run, forced away on the leg side, no room for a single there

9.6

Niranjana to Marina Iqbal, no run, bit of width, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover - could have done better there

End of over 10 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 47/2
Marina Iqbal    12* (19b 1x4)      N Niranjana    2-0-10-1
Nain Abidi    4* (6b)      AA Patil    1-0-6-0

10.1

Patil to Nain Abidi, 1 run

10.2

Patil to Marina Iqbal, no run

10.3

Patil to Marina Iqbal, 1 run

10.4

Patil to Nain Abidi, no run

10.5

Patil to Nain Abidi, FOUR, comes down the track, takes it on the full and flays it away to square leg fence, fine leg had no chance of cutting it off

10.6

Patil to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, worked away down to fine leg, as fine as it gets and they come back for the second

End of over 11 (8 runs) Pakistan Women 55/2
Nain Abidi    11* (10b 1x4)      AA Patil    2-0-14-0
Marina Iqbal    13* (21b 1x4)      N Niranjana    2-0-10-1

Pakistan will be looking for 130, still a long way to go though

Reema Malhotra takes over from the Media End

11.1

Malhotra to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, tossed up on middle and driven to long-off

11.2

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, 1 run, plenty of air, drive goes off the outer half of the bat, in the air, but between point and cover

11.3

Malhotra to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, drives a fullish ball pitching on leg to long-on

11.4

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, played to point

11.5

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, more air this time, quicker too, bounces above the attempted dab to third man

11.6

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, 1 run, full-toss swung round to square leg

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 59/2
Nain Abidi    13* (14b 1x4)      R Malhotra    1-0-4-0
Marina Iqbal    15* (23b 1x4)      AA Patil    2-0-14-0

12.1

Bisht to Nain Abidi, no run, played to short-leg

12.2

Bisht to Nain Abidi, 1 run, full-delivery, driven hard to long-on

12.3

Bisht to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, down the wicket to take it on the half-volley, driven to long-on

12.4

Bisht to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, crafty! makes room to off, tucked off the hips to fine leg

12.5

Bisht to Nain Abidi, 1 run, in the block-hole, jammed out with a puff of dust to long-on

12.6

Bisht to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, across the line, goes aerial, just evades the diving Malhotra at mid-on, running back, good effort

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 65/2
Marina Iqbal    17* (25b 1x4)      E Bisht    3-0-17-0
Nain Abidi    17* (18b 1x4)      R Malhotra    1-0-4-0

13.1

Malhotra to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, down the wicket to meet a length ball to play to square leg

13.2

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, forward to drive to cover point, good running for the second

13.3

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, good ball, the toppie and that fizzes past the outside edge

13.4

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, does it again, batter beaten more comprehensively this time

13.5

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, pitched up, played to silly mid-on

13.6

Malhotra to Nain Abidi, no run, bounces off a length, glanced down to third man inside the circle. No run possible. Fine over from the leggie

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan Women 68/2
Nain Abidi    19* (23b 1x4)      R Malhotra    2-0-7-0
Marina Iqbal    18* (26b 1x4)      E Bisht    3-0-17-0

14.1

Bisht to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, tossed up and driven crisply to long-off

14.2

Bisht to Nain Abidi, 1 run, swung away on bended knee to long-on

14.3

Bisht to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, aerial but safe, bounces short of deep mid-off

14.4

Bisht to Nain Abidi, 1 run, gets away with a loose shot, top-edge falls in the leg-side gap inside the circle

14.5

Bisht to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, shimmies down and meets a ball on the full, to long-off

14.6

Bisht to Nain Abidi, OUT, top-edge is pouched this time, good catch diving forward by backward square

Nain Abidi c Goswami b Bisht 21 (24m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Two good overs from India. Pakistan will be happy to get past 110 now

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 73/3
     E Bisht    4-0-22-1
Marina Iqbal    21* (29b 1x4)      R Malhotra    2-0-7-0

15.1

Malhotra to Marina Iqbal, 1 run

15.2

Malhotra to Javeria Khan, 1 run

15.3

Malhotra to Marina Iqbal, 1 bye, attempted sweep, misses everything

15.4

Malhotra to Javeria Khan, OUT, cricket! Thump of a drive to silly mid-on, its dropped though, the non-striker had come haring down and when the fielder gathers the ball all she has to do is toss it to the bowler, out with both batters in hand-shaking distance of each other

Marina Iqbal run out 22 (59m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.96

15.5

Malhotra to Javeria Khan, no run

15.6

Malhotra to Javeria Khan, 1 run, aerial drive, skewing off the outer half of the bat, drops short of extra cover

Goswami back on

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 77/4
Javeria Khan    2* (4b)      R Malhotra    3-0-10-0
Asmavia Iqbal    0* (0b)      E Bisht    4-0-22-1

16.1

Goswami to Javeria Khan, 1 run, pitched right up and driven square, Mohammad Yousuf-esque, good stroke

16.2

Goswami to Asmavia Iqbal, no run, batter beaten for pace but manages to get enough bat on it

16.3

Goswami to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, pitched right up, bump ball bounces over the bowler's head to mid-off

16.4

Goswami to Javeria Khan, 2 runs, yorker-length delivery slammed back past the bowler, long-on runs round

16.5

Goswami to Javeria Khan, 1 run, short of a length, batter pulls, falls between long-on and mid-wicket

16.6

Goswami to Asmavia Iqbal, no run, aiming for that yorker, driven back, bowler fields but in doing so has twisted her ankle. Looks in some pain.

Physio and medics out there. And Goswami is limping off, walking a little gingerly but smiles on her face

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 82/4
Asmavia Iqbal    1* (3b)      J Goswami    3-0-17-0
Javeria Khan    6* (7b)      R Malhotra    3-0-10-0

17.1

Malhotra to Javeria Khan, OUT, plenty of air, pitched right up, drives and holes out to mid-off

Javeria Khan c Niranjana b Malhotra 6 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

17.2

Malhotra to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, short and pulled to mid-on, her first bad ball

17.3

Malhotra to Qanita Jalil, OUT, tossed up, enough spin to take the outside edge and the attempted big drive slices into the hands of point

Qanita Jalil c Raut b Malhotra 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.4

Malhotra to Mariam Hasan, 1 run

17.5

Malhotra to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, full-toss and slammed to a sprawling, saving mid-on

17.6

Malhotra to Mariam Hasan, 1 leg bye, OUT, two runs there to fine leg, but they ran the first slowly and then the second hesitantly. Pakistan have lost their way this innings

Mariam Hasan run out 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 86/6
     R Malhotra    4-0-13-2
Asmavia Iqbal    3* (5b)      J Goswami    3-0-17-0

18.1

Das to Asmavia Iqbal, 2 runs, short and slashed over point, in the air for a while

18.2

Das to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, tossed right up, flat-batted to mid-on

18.3

Das to Nahida Khan, 1 run, tossed up on middle, swung away to long on, hard throw from Meshram there

18.4

Das to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, tossed up and driven hard to long-on

18.5

Das to Nahida Khan, OUT, goes for a big one, down low and hoisting, but it goes high rather than far and mid-on just steps forward to bag

Nahida Khan c Malhotra b Das 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.6

Das to Asmavia Iqbal, OUT, takes a length ball from middle and off and slaps it with a flat bat straight to point

Asmavia Iqbal c Sharma b Das 7 (17m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

End of over 19 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 91/9
     A Das    4-0-12-2
Rabiya Shah    0* (0b)      R Malhotra    4-0-13-2

19.1

Patil to Rabiya Shah, 1 run, tucked to fine leg, better throw would have meant a run-out

19.2

Patil to Sadia Yousuf, 1 run, skewed drive on bended knee, cover runs back and gets a hand on it

19.3

Patil to Rabiya Shah, OUT, drives on the back foot to point and the throw's too good for the onrushing non-striker

Sadia Yousuf run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

From 73 for 2 in the 15th over, Pakistan lost their way and 93 all out represents a terrific fight back by India, Reem Malhotra in particular causing the Pakistan batters all kinds of problems. Apart from the Goswami ankle injury India'll be delighted by how their afternoon's gone so far. Join us again for India's run-chase in 10 minutes' time

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Oct 28, 2012

Mariam Hasan plays the sweep shot, India v Pakistan, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 28, 2012

Mariam Hasan plays the sweep shot

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Oct 28, 2012

Harmanpreet Kaur plays the cut shot, India v Pakistan, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 28, 2012

Harmanpreet Kaur plays the cut shot

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