ICC Women's World T20: Mithali Raj guides India to seven-wicket win over Pakistan

File photo of Mithali Raj. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Guyana Nov 12, 2018, 06.22 AM (IST)

Indian women's cricket team defeated Pakistan by seven wickets while chasing a mere134-run target set by their Pakistan in a Group B match of ICC Women's World T20.

Played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana gave India a flying start, where Raj scored 56, her 16th T20I fifty, to propel India to another convincing win after beating New Zealand in the T20 opener by 34 runs.

India chased down the target with six balls to spare, reaching 137 for 3 in 19 overs. 

Last game centurion and captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy remained not out on 14 and 8 respectively.    

Opting to field after winning the toss, India made a great start with the ball, reducing Pakistan to 30 for 3 at a point. 

Pakistan made a fine recovery, thanks to half-centuries from Bismah Maroof (53) and Nida Dar (52) as the duo stitched 93 runs for the fourth wicket to take their side to a competitive total.

However, a flurry of wickets in the final two overs ensured Pakistan finished on 133/7.