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.
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)
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.
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"
Low full toss on leg stump, she swipes it to deep midwicket
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
Oh, slower ball gone very wrong. Sprays it way, way outside the tramline. Called a no-ball and then changed to a wide.
Length ball drilled straight back at the bowler, who spills a relatively easy chance
India need 18 off the last over. Aiman to bowl
flatter outside off, she cuts to short third. No run there.
flatter outside off, she chips it towards cover
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
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
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.
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!
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
Tossed up outside off, she pushes it to the right of the bowler, who dives but can't rein it in
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.
Oh, shot! Flighted on middle and leg, she jumps down and tonks the slog sweep over long on
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
Goes for the reverse shot now, and gets it to third man for a run
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."
goes for the ugly hack now does Ghosh, gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg.
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
A length ball that and she mistimes her hack to long on
|Sylhet International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Pakistan Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1267|
|Match days||07 October 2022 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Pakistan Women 2, India Women 0|