Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | IND-W: 127/3 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 7.00)

  • Veda Krishnamurthy8 (5b)
  • Harmanpreet Kaur14 (13b)
  • Aliya Riaz2-0-21-0
  • Diana Baig3-0-19-1

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"We bowled well at the start. Disappointed with the way we fielder," India captain Harmanpreet Kaur says. "In short format, it's very important how we bowl or bat in the first six overs. The bowlers did well there. Mithali is a key player and we have to use her in a smart way. Pakistan are a good bowling side, she's very good against spin and that's why we played her up there, it was a decision by the coach and me. We just told her to spend time on the wicket [about Mandhana] and very happy she did. Long way to go. We have two games left. We are on the right track"

"We've been wokring really hard, the coach has been working hard to empower the players, giving us confidence and we're really glad they're here with us," Pakistan captain Javeria Khan says. "We were told to play fearless cricket and despite losing wickets, we could still go for our shots and thats how Nida and Bismah played. We came here to play fearless cricket and I"m sure both those girls will inspire the rest of the team to build more partnerships and hopefully get wins. [Penalties] I had a chat. They told me that after warning the players three times, they gave the penalties. It's unprofessionalism on our part because we were warned. it's not happened the first time. It's happened in the Sri Lanka series as well. The way our bowlers bowled, maybe they could have been better. After being penalised by 10 runs, we made them reach the 19th over and if we could have executed our plans better, we could have contained them better. Really happy with the girls and the coaches have said it's not the result that matters its the way we play that's how we inspire young girls and that's how we'd get them to come forward and play cricket and keep us strong"

Mithali Raj is the Player of the Match: [Who wrote the book that you were reading in the World Cup last year?] I don't know. By default, all my years I've been in the middle. So I enjoy being there and I would like to continue batting there. I enjoy opening. I enjoy batting No. 3. At the end of the day, I just enjoy batting. Chasing puts a little pressure, to keep up the run-rate, but that's is what I enjoy. [You're not captain anymore] I just know that I have a lot of time to read in the room. There's no doubt that we will get to play the semi-final. But as we go forward, we'll be playing the best teams and we have to get our A games to match

2.05 pm India dropped four catches. Most of them quite easy. But they needn't worry about that problem now having beaten Pakistan by seven wickets and that's largely because of their batting. Mithali Raj cruised to a half-century. Smriti Mandhana was beautiful to watch for as long as she was out there. And don't forget, they got 10 bonus runs before a ball was even bowled, a penalty to Pakistan for their batsmen running down the danger area of the pitch

18.6
4
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, FOUR runs, Launches it over midwicket and there's India's win
18.5
2
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, 2 runs, dropped but this is a very very tough catch as well, with extra cover running back, Baig tracks it very well actually, sticking out her right hand and in the end it had to stick. Krishnamurthy's loft just about works
18.4
2
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, 2 runs, makes room lashes the full delivery outside off to long-off
18.3
0
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, no run, run-out chance? We're going to the third umpire with Krishnamurthy in trouble. She steers the ball to point and gets off for a single. There really isn't one, which is what Harmanpreet says, sending her partner back and a desperate, full-length dive saves her in the end
18.2
0
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, no run, looks for a late cut, but she doesn't connect
18.1
1
Aliya Riaz to Kaur, 1 run, works it to long-on
18.1
2w
Aliya Riaz to Krishnamurthy, 2 wides, misses a stumping but it's so hard! Especially standing up to a fast bowler. Krishnamurthy loses her balance as she goes for a flick against a full delivery down leg. Nawaz moves well, but she can't collect the ball cleanly, haivng been blinded by the batsman

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | IND-W: 116/3 (18 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 9.00)

  • Harmanpreet Kaur13 (12b)
  • Veda Krishnamurthy0 (0b)
  • Diana Baig3-0-19-1
  • Sana Mir4-0-22-0
17.6
0
Diana Baig to Kaur, no run, blocks a fullish delivery on middle
17.5
0
Diana Baig to Kaur, no run, gets a thick inside edge as Kaur blocks the good length ball outside off
17.4
W
Diana Baig to Raj, OUT, taken at deep midwicket. Mithali goes for the big hit against a length ball outside off, and the effort it takes the drag it becomes her undoing. Superb innings though, filled with the most glorious drives you'd see.

M Raj c Nida Dar b Diana Baig 56 (47b 7x4 0x6) SR: 119.14

17.4
1w
Diana Baig to Raj, 1 wide, oooh, Mithali gives herself some room, but this ball, meant to be kept away from her reach and so skirting right over the wide line outside off, is called wide
17.3
1
Diana Baig to Kaur, 1 run, full on middle, she turns it through midwicket
17.2
4
Diana Baig to Kaur, FOUR runs, behind point as Harmanpreet read the fuller delivery outside off to be ripe for the open-faced steer
17.1
1
Diana Baig to Raj, 1 run, heaves a length ball out to the deep midwicket fielder

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | IND-W: 109/2 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.41, RRR: 8.33)

  • Harmanpreet Kaur8 (8b)
  • Mithali Raj55 (45b)
  • Sana Mir4-0-22-0
  • Anam Amin3-0-27-0
16.6
4
Sana Mir to Kaur, FOUR runs, she tries to stump the batsman, having spotted her charging out of her crease. But Harmanpreet spots the danger, plants a horizontal bat like a ramp, reaching as far outside off as it would go, and gets a boundary through third man. Superb reflexes
16.5
0
Sana Mir to Kaur, no run, full toss on leg stump, Harmanpreet, surprisingly, knocks it back to the bowler
16.4
0
Sana Mir to Kaur, no run, defends the flighted delivery outside off
16.3
2
Sana Mir to Kaur, 2 runs, sweeps the full one on middle nearly all the way to the fine leg boundary
16.2
1
Sana Mir to Raj, 1 run, gets down the pitch and smashes a full delivery outside off to long-off
16.1
1
Sana Mir to Kaur, 1 run, works a full delivery outside off to the right of midwicket

IND Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st73M RajS Mandhana
2nd28M RajJI Rodrigues
3rd25M RajH Kaur
4th11H KaurV Krishnamurthy