India vs Pakistan, ICC Women’s World Cup: In low scorer, Ekta Bisht helps India finish on a high

Indian spin bowling attack scripted a magnificent win for their side after the Mithali Raj-led side beat Pakistan by 95 runs to bag their third consecutive win in the tournament.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 2, 2017 9:41 pm
Ekta Bisht, India vs Pakistan, Indian Express Ekta Bisht returned with five-wicket haul against Pakistan. (Source: AP)

Indian spin bowling attack scripted a magnificent win for their side after the Mithali Raj-led side beat Pakistan by 95 runs to bag their third consecutive win in the tournament. Defending a total of 169, India began the proceedings pretty well. Ekta Bisht scalped the first wicket when she trapped opener Ayesha Zafar in front of the stumps for 1 while Jhulan Goswami provided India with the second breakthrough after she dismissed Javeria Khan for 6.

Pakistan then faced a flurry of wickets to get reduced to 6/26. Nahida Khan and skipper Sana Mir tried to hold on to the innings but Nahida was undone by Harmanpreet Kaur for 23. No other batter except for Mir and Nadira touched the double figure mark during the course.

The Indian spinners were on top their game as they spun the web to pick a total of 7 wickets among themselves where Ekta Bisht returned with figures of 5/18 in the process. Pakistan were bundled out for 74.

Earlier, Mithali Raj who won the toss elected to bat first but Indian batters had a dismal start as they lost in-form Smriti Mandhana early for 2 in the innings. Later, Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma compiled a partnership of 67 runs for the second wicket but soon Pakistan bowlers pushed India on to back foot to reduce India to 111/6. But Sushma Verma’s heroics with the bat anchored India to a total of 159 before she was sent back in the hut for 33. India were restricted to 161/9 in their allotted 50 overs.

India now have won three matches on the trot in the tournament while this was the third consecutive defeat for Pakistan.

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  1. S
    Surjit
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:44 am
    Kohl should learn from Indian women team. Put jihadis under pressure in a big game by batting first and putting runs on board. Kohlis captaincy cost India a loss to terrorists.
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    Jayanta Kalita
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:16 am
    Chuck de India
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    Ramesh
    Jul 3, 2017 at 2:38 am
    Congrats!!! Better than STARS XI, who played for battle of egos. Virat Kohli is still captain, should have been dropped after CT final.
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    I_am_an_Ordinary_person
    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    India will be proud today....bring in the world cup....amazing happening for the Team India.
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    Chandra Boregowda
    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm
    Maam maam hoti hai... beeti beti hoti hai...
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    Hari
    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    Well done Girls!! Keep the track record on Pakistan! The Men in blue should learn from women team how to defeat egoistic Pakistan. CT Final was celebrated across Pakistan as if they won war against India!!. Thrash Pakistan on every encounter and show them the place they deserve!!
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