Sylhet: A superb display from Nida Dar helped Pakistan win by 13 kicks in a tough clash against arch-rivals India at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday in the face of the Asian Cup.
Nashra Sandhu picked up three wickets for 30 times, while Nida Dar and Sadia Iqbal picked up one. Richa Josh scored the highest for India as she played a quick turn in the 26th inning of 13 deliveries.
India was off to a bad start in response to Pakistan’s total of 137 as the team lost two wickets in the powerplay and hitters failed to take advantage of the field’s limitations. Smriti Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana opened the roles for India as the women in blue looked to extend their lead at the top of the table.
Megana made her intentions clear from the start when Nida smashed Dar for six seconds into the break to smash her to the ground after advancing on the track. You’ve also reached a limit in the next on utilizing powerplay.
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However, she lost her share to the publisher Sandow as she looked to play an inside-out shot on the covers, ending her short stay in the pucker with a 15-of-14 hit. Her wicket left sparkling Jemimah Rodrigues wrinkled but quickly perished looking forward to the comb.
She was caught from Nida Dar bowling with a score of 2 in the sixth score. India was reduced to 30/2 at the end of the powerplay. India still looked positive as Daylan Himalata and Smriti Mandana played some eye-catching shots and scored three limits in a period of three overtakes.
The opening match of the Indian Championships tried to direct the attack at the Pakistani bowlers but Sandhu sent her off as she was unable to keep her away for long after she chose to step down the wicket and play a big shot. She was kicked out for 17 of 19 balls.
India was swinging at 50/3 at the end of 10 times when Pooja Vastrakar was promoted to the standings in search of some fast laps. However, the hitter ran out for five after pointball pressure continued to build on the team. Tuba Hassan finished the campaign in thirteenth place after she kicked her out with a score of 20 out of 22 births.
Its share has brought the Indian captain to the fold with India in big trouble. Deepti Sharma joined her at the other end as the pair looked to revive the inning. Deepti Sharma revealed a bunch of picks to smash three fast limits but couldn’t move forward as she succumbed to scoreboard pressure after playing a quick 16 of 11 deliveries on day 16.
Harmanpreet tried to raise the score but also fell at 17 on the verge of handing the match over to Pakistan. However, Richa Ghosh did not give up and smashed three points in the end which gave a glimmer of hope. But the wicketkeeper failed to clear the rope on her fourth attempt, holed up in a long hope of ending India’s hope of winning the match.
Then India came out for 124, and the Pakistani team scored a victory in 13 times. Earlier, Nida Dar’s 56 unbeaten innings propelled Pakistan to a good aggregate of 137/6 against India at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday in the ongoing Asia Cup match.
Deepti Sharma threw the ball exceptionally well and was a fast one of the Indian bowlers as she got three wickets giving up only 27 throws. For Pakistan, Nida Dar was the top scorer, while Basma Maarouf also contributed 32 points on 35 balls.
Pakistan national team captain Basma Maarouf won the toss and picked the racket first in the match. The team made two changes, excluding Kainat Imtiaz and Diana Page for left-arm families Saadia Iqbal and Ayman Anwar.
Nida Dar was awarded a Woman of the Match award for fifty in the first half and two wickets in the second. Brief points: India (Risha Ghosh 26, Dilan Himalata 20; Sandhu publishers 3/30) vs Pakistan (Nida Dar 56, Basma Maarouf 32; Deepti Sharma 3/27)
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