India Vs Pakistan Women’s Cricket: The Indian women’s team started the Women’s ICC World Cup on Sunday after beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs in a one-sided match. On International Women’s Day, the country’s women’s cricket team took its step towards the ICC World Cup.
India Vs Pakistan Women’s Cricket
Indian captain Mithali Raj’s decision to bat first after winning the toss proved correct. Half-centuries helped In-form openers Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana, and Pooja Vastrakar. India recovered from the initial setbacks and scored 244 runs for seven wickets. In response to the target of 245 runs for victory, the Pakistani team was bowled out for 137 runs in 43 overs. For India, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad took four wickets for 31 runs in 10 overs. India did not start well. Shefali got out without opening the account in the third over. It was followed by Mandhana (52 runs in 75 balls) and Deepti (40 runs in 57 balls). They took the innings forward and took the score to 96 runs.
A record in the name of Mithali Raj
Indian captain Mithali Raj became the first woman cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad to play six World Cups. Mithali made this record in her name when she came against Pakistan. The 39-year-old Mithali, who has played many memorable matches for India, played the World Cup for the first time in 2000. After this, she became a part of the World Cup in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022. She beat New Zealand’s Debbie Hawkley and England’s Charlotte Edwards in women’s cricket. India’s fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is also playing the fifth World Cup. Let us tell you that Sachin Tendulkar of India played 6 World Cups between 1992 and 2011. Miandad played in the World Cup from 1975 to 1996. In this way, Mithali Raj has become the first Indian woman to play the most World Cups.