Commonwealth Games 2022: Bowlers, Mandhana helps India crush Pakistan by eight wickets; get to the top of the table (ld)

After bowling Pakistan out for just 99 in 18 overs due to rain, opener Smriti Mandhana smashed an unbeaten 63 and played brilliant shots that took class and delight in equal measure to chase down the total with 38 balls. expressed.

Pakistan’s eight-wicket loss to Australia after a three-wicket loss to Australia in the opening match means India keep their semi-final hopes alive and top the table with a jump in their net run rate from 0.56 to 1.17.

Smriti gave India an aggressive start by hitting Anam Amin for a six and then danced on the pitch to score four runs on the bowler’s head. Smriti’s scintillating Sunday extended using her crease and legs to hit Diana Baig for three fours, with her bifurcated backward point and short third man being the standout.

India continued to tackle boundaries as Shafali Verma smacked Anam for a brutal six at long-on and ended the over with a wide long-off for four. In between, Smriti snatches Anam for a boundary with a slice at backward point.

It was fast bowler Fatima Sana’s turn that took some thrashing out of memory as the left-hander pulled a pull for four through mid-wicket to loft India’s half-century off just 29 balls at mid-on. Dancing on the pitch.

In the first over of Tuba Hasan, Smriti and Shafali hit a four each. But the leg-spinner had the last laugh as Shafali tried to cut a quick delivery but left Muniba behind, ending the opening partnership of 62 runs.

Smriti completed her 15th T20I fifty in 31 balls and danced on the pitch and hit Tuba straight on the ground for a sensational six. S Meghna, who joined the team late due to Kovid-19, got some batting time after scoring 14 runs in 16 balls before being cleaned out by Omaima Sohail. Smriti ended the chase in style by dragging Fatima for four at long-on and kept India looking for a knockout.

Earlier, everything went well for the Indian bowlers despite losing the toss and delay in rain. The pacers swung the ball around and then the spinners bowled slow and brought some turns and never let Pakistan go free to keep things tight.

Sneh was the bowlers’ choice, staggering Pakistan with his double-wicket strike in the ninth over, where they lost their last five wickets in eight balls.

After Renuka Singh started with a maiden in the opening over, Meghna Singh tested Iram Javed with balls outside off-stump and finally managed to get her place in wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia.

Muniba Ali came out of her shell to slam Renuka for back-to-back boundaries – a slash over point was hawked through mid-wicket. He then hits a boundary against Meghna – a boundary off the top-edge over the bridge and then a crunched slog at deep mid-wicket.

His 50-run stand with skipper Bismah Maroof came to an end when the latter was dismissed lbw trying to sweep Sneh. One brings two for India as Muniba delivers a handy return catch to Sneh, working with a round-the-wicket angle for the left arm.

Renuka gives her first wicket of the day to Ayesha Naseem for taking a sharp catch at deep mid-wicket wrongly. Due to confusion in the middle, Omaima was run out.

Alia Riaz hit two fours to get Pakistan a good end. But Meghna’s straight ball at mid-off caught her a yard away from the crease. On the very next ball, Shafali completes a brilliant low return catch to send Fatima back to the pavilion. Radha Yadav then took the last remaining wicket except a run out with the bat to end Pakistan’s regrettable performance.

Brief scores: Pakistan all out for 99 in 18 overs (Muniba Ali 32, Aaliya Riaz 18; Sneh Rana 2-15, Radha Yadav 2-18) lost to India 102-2 in 11.4 overs (Smriti Mandhana 63 not out, Shafali Verma 16 Tuba Hasan 1-18, Omaima Sohail 1-20) by eight wickets

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