Smriti Mandhana and bowlers help Team India register a unique record vs Pakistan at Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022).
After a marginal loss against Australia in the Commonwealth Games 2022, Team India have bounced back strongly. Smriti Mandhana and Indian bowlers dominate arch rivals Pakistan as they crush them by 8 wickets in the group stage match.
Having asked to field first, India dominated Pakistan Women’s batters as they were bundled out for just 99 runs; their lowest total in Commonwealth Games. Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav were the star bowlers for India as they took 2 wickets each.
Chasing 100, Smriti Mandhana led from the front as her fluent 63* off 42 balls helped India chase the target in just 11.4 overs. This is Team India’s biggest win over Pakistan in T20Is in terms of balls remaining (46 balls).
India will now face Barbados coming Wednesday. A win against them means India shall qualify for the semi finals. Meanwhile, here’s the detailed match summary for the group stage match between India Women and Pakistan Women
India vs Pakistan CWG 2022 – Match Summary
Pakistan Women: 99/10 from 18 overs
Muneeba Ali: 32(30) // Aliya Riaz: 18(22)
Sneh Rana: 2/15 // Radha Yadav: 2/18
India Women: 102/2 from 11.4 overs
Smriti Mandhana: 63*(42) // Shafali Verma: 16(9)
Tuba Hassan: 2/18 // Omaima Sohail: 1/20
Result: India Women won by 8 wickets
The win against Pakistan is a big thing given the Men’s team had lost to Pakistan a few months back in T20 World Cup 2021. Hopefully, India Women are able to carry on the winning momentum in the next match.
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