RESULT
13th Match, Sylhet, October 07, 2022, Women's Asia Cup
(19.4/20 ov, T:138) 124

Pakistan won by 13 runs

Player Of The Match
Nida Dar, PAK-W
56* (37) & 2/23
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Match centre 
Scores: Binoy George
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Comms: Ashish Pant
Scorecard summary
Pakistan Women 137/6(20 overs)
India Women 124/10(19.4 overs)
Richa Ghosh 26 (13)
Nashra Sandhu3/30 (4)

Right, then a match that lived up to the India-Pakistan hype. Pakistan certainly held their moments and came out trumps. The tournament continues and it will be India taking on Bangladesh and Malaysia taking on Thailand tomorrow. As always, we will be here, bringing all the live updates to you. Do join us. Till then, this is Ashish Pant signing off on behalf of Sudarshanan, Vairavan and Binoy George.

Stat nugget: India women in Asia Cup (ODI + T20I)

Played 42

Won 39

Lost 3

Their previous two defeats came in the 2018 Asia Cup T20, both vs Bangladesh

Hammad: "Losing to Thailand Winning against India..That's Pakistan cricket"

Ajit Agranayak : "After UAE and Malaysia, and so much experimenting that went along with it, we forgot to switch back against Pakistan. And the result is there. Maybe next time we don't take an opponent too lightly. Up next, Bangladesh. Let's Hustle!!"

Nida Dar is the Player of the Match: It was a slow start but I went there and talked to Bismah and she said look we have to make a partnership here. It was a good wicket for the batters but it was my role to play an innings like that. It was like I wanted to find my hitting areas. We need to work on our last three to four overs and need to finish well.

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof: Very important game for us after yesterday. We executed the things very well. How Nida batted beautifully. We just wanted to take calculated risks. Nida played a crucial innings for us. In the middle we have gaps, and we know Nida cant hit so we look to hit the strength areas. We didn't assess the conditions well (yesterday). We read the conditions well today. We executed the plans very well today.

First up Harmanpreet Kaur, the India captain: In the middle, we were trying to give the chance to other batters, because you have to do that as the tournament goes on, but it backfired. It was a chaseable target. In the middle overs, we were not able to take singles and rotate strike, we played too many dot balls. [On batting at No.7] Whoever is new in the side, they should good number of games heading into the game, because whenever you change the side the players coming in should be ready. We are aware of that and never take any team lightly. It is a part of the game. Yesterday, Thailand played a good game. Today, they (Pakistan) played good cricket, and they came up trumps. Going forward, we need to work on those areas.

Presentation time

4.40pm Celebration in the Pakistan camp and why not! Just the third time in their history of T20 cricket that they have managed to beat India. The win was setup by Nida Dar who scored a power-packed fifty and then picked two crucial wickets. Nashra Sandhu too was brilliant taking three important wickets, while Sadia Iqbal also picked up two scalps. A word of appreciation for Aliya Riaz who took three catches in the deep at crucial intervals. None of the India batters settled in. Richa Ghosh struck 26 off 13 balls to give Pakistan a scare but once she was dismissed, the match was heading in only one direction.

Mayank Sawhney: "Complacency with the Bat and the Ball cost India the Match. Harmanpreet Kaur coming at No.7, if that is not complacency, then don't know what it is."

Adnan: "Thats Pakistan Cricket for you. One moment down one moment up !!! Proud of the girls. "

Hena: "Aliya should get an award for brilliant catching! Nerves of steel that our men couldn't show"

19.4
W
Aiman Anwer to Gayakwad, OUT

Cleans her up and what a turnaround for Pakistan! Just 24 hours after losing to Thailand, they have regrouped and defeated the much favoured India by 13 runs. Yorker at the base of leg stump, Gayakwad misses and the ball clatters into leg stump.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad b Aiman Anwer 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 20
19.3
1
Aiman Anwer to Renuka Singh, 1 run

Low full toss on leg stump, she swipes it to deep midwicket

19.2
1
Aiman Anwer to Gayakwad, 1 run

Low full toss, she mistimes the leading edge but the ball just evades short extra cover who runs back, but can't quite catch it with one hand out

19.2
1w
Aiman Anwer to Gayakwad, 1 wide

Oh, slower ball gone very wrong. Sprays it way, way outside the tramline. Called a no-ball and then changed to a wide.

19.1
1
Aiman Anwer to Renuka Singh, 1 run

Length ball drilled straight back at the bowler, who spills a relatively easy chance

India need 18 off the last over. Aiman to bowl

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 120/9CRR: 6.31 RRR: 18.00 • Need 18 from 6b
Rajeshwari Gayakwad0 (3b)
Renuka Singh0 (0b)
Sadia Iqbal 4-0-24-2
Nashra Sandhu 4-0-30-3
18.6
Sadia Iqbal to Gayakwad, no run

flatter outside off, she cuts to short third. No run there.

18.5
Sadia Iqbal to Gayakwad, no run

flatter outside off, she chips it towards cover

18.4
Sadia Iqbal to Gayakwad, no run

Flighted outside off, she taps to point and sets off. But the ball has gone straight to fielder who sprays her throw very wide. Gayakwad was gone for all money

Gayakwad comes in as the last batter

18.3
W
Sadia Iqbal to Ghosh, OUT

Is that another one? Not a six, but a wicket. Ghosh goes and Pakistan are on the brink of such a big win. Ghosh had to go for her shots. Length ball, she looks for the slog sweep, but does not get enough and long on completes a simple catch

Richa Ghosh c Aliya Riaz b Sadia Iqbal 26 (13b 1x4 3x6 13m) SR: 200
18.2
4
Sadia Iqbal to Ghosh, FOUR runs

Inside out she goes now, and for a one-bounce four. Length outside off, she opens up her shoulders and lofts it inside out over covers. She has changed the entire complexion of this game.

18.1
6
Sadia Iqbal to Ghosh, SIX runs

A third six in 11 balls for Ghosh and this is the best of the lot! Just a tad short, she goes back and just slaps it over long on. All timing!

end of over 1815 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 110/8CRR: 6.11 RRR: 14.00 • Need 28 from 12b
Richa Ghosh16 (10b 2x6)
Nashra Sandhu 4-0-30-3
Nida Dar 4-0-23-2
17.6
W
Nashra Sandhu to Yadav, OUT

Sandhu picks her third! Not Ghosh but Yadav it is who falls. Pakistan won't mind though. In the slot again on middle and leg. Yadav charges down and gets a good piece of the hack but the fielder at long on does really well to run to her right and snaffle it up

Radha Yadav c Aliya Riaz b Nashra Sandhu 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 6m) SR: 75
17.5
1
Nashra Sandhu to Ghosh, 1 run

Tossed up outside off, she pushes it to the right of the bowler, who dives but can't rein it in

17.4
6
Nashra Sandhu to Ghosh, SIX runs

Two in two! In the slot, just where Ghosh wanted it and she gets the sweep on point and smashes it over a leaping deep midwicket fielder.

17.3
6
Nashra Sandhu to Ghosh, SIX runs

Oh, shot! Flighted on middle and leg, she jumps down and tonks the slog sweep over long on

17.2
1
Nashra Sandhu to Yadav, 1 run

Another one? No, just slips out of her hands at the last moment. Tossed up outside off, she charges down and mis-hits to long off where the fielder runs in but can't quite hold on

17.1
1
Nashra Sandhu to Ghosh, 1 run

Goes for the reverse shot now, and gets it to third man for a run

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 95/7CRR: 5.58 RRR: 14.33 • Need 43 from 18b
Richa Ghosh2 (6b)
Radha Yadav2 (2b)
Nida Dar 4-0-23-2
Sadia Iqbal 3-0-14-1

MAB: "I knew Dar had the same potential as Kaur to get her wicket."

Ehsan: "This is Pakistan cricket both men and women are unpredictable. Losing to Thailand now on the verge of beating mighty Indian women team."

16.6
1
Nida Dar to Ghosh, 1 run

goes for the ugly hack now does Ghosh, gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg.

16.5
1
Nida Dar to Yadav, 1 run

a tad short outside off, she drills her punch past mid-on but the fielder puts in the dive to her left and saves important runs

16.4
1
Nida Dar to Ghosh, 1 run

A length ball that and she mistimes her hack to long on

Best performances - batters
Nida Dar
Nida Dar PAK-W
56 runs (37)
5 fours1 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
on drive
11 runs
1 four1 six
21431151119
Bismah Maroof
Bismah Maroof PAK-W
32 runs (35)
2 fours0 six
Control
77%
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
1 four0 six
12658244
Best performances - bowlers
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Nashra Sandhu
Nashra Sandhu PAK-W
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan Women, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Nida Dar
Match numberWT20I no. 1267
Match days07 October 2022 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Dedunu Silva
U.A.E.
Hemangi Yerzal
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Nimali Perera
Reserve Umpire
Qatar
Shivani Mishra
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Vanessa Bowen
PointsPakistan Women 2, India Women 0
Language
English
Hindi
IND Women Innings
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Women's Asia Cup
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IND-W651103.141
PAK-W651101.806
SL-W64280.888
THI-W6336-0.949
BD-W62350.423
UAE-W6143-2.181
MAL-W6060-3.002