Team India registered a thumping victory against Pakistan in the women’s cricket event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Sunday, July 31 at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. They thrashed the arch-rivals by eight wickets chasing 100 runs in the match. With this dominating win, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is off the mark at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof won the toss and elected to bat first. However, their batters could not make the most of the opportunity. They lost the opener, Iram Javed, for a duck in the first over and then kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Pakistan was at 96/5 at one point in the game but then lost the next five wickets adding just three runs to the total.
Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav were the top performers with the ball for India, with two wickets. Meanwhile, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, and Shafali Verma took a wicket each. Pakistan lost three wickets to run-outs, including a horrible mix-up in the match. In reply, India chased down the target in 11.4 overs, with eight wickets to spare.
Clinical with the ball & splendid with the bat, 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 by 8 wickets in their 2nd Commonwealth Games match. 👏 👏
Vice-captain @mandhana_smriti smashes 63*. 🙌 🙌
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/6xtXSkd1O7 #B2022 #TeamIndia #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/MVUX3yFO4s
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 31, 2022
Indian vice-captain remained unbeaten in the innings with a fifty to take India home. She slammed 63 runs off forty-two deliveries, including eight boundaries and three sixes at a strike rate of 150. The fans were delighted with India’s dominating win over Pakistan in the tournament and lauded the team’s performance.
Let’s take a look at how the fans reacted to India’s win over Pakistan:
Brilliant from the Indian girls. Great all-round bowling effort first and then Smriti Mandhana simply showing her class. Top win #INDvPAK #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/lqr8hCnZGL
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 31, 2022
Wins don't get more convincing than this! Phenomenal effort from the @BCCIWomen today, the bowlers were on the money and @mandhana_smriti just superb 👏🏽 🇮🇳 #INDvPAK #CWG2022 pic.twitter.com/hzr80Wx4ae
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 31, 2022
It's a great day for Team India!! Congratulations!! What a player @mandhana_smriti !! What a 50!! All class!! 🏏 Hats off!! #INDvPAK https://t.co/49w3vC3z1S
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) July 31, 2022
And it felt like girls were in a hurry. I guess eager to win the trophy this time! They finished it in half time with mostly boundaries ! NOS mode on ! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #CWG2022 #INDvPAK #SmritiMandhana 🙏🏽
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 31, 2022
Welcome to the Smriti Show 🤩
The opener made light work of the chase, registering 6⃣3⃣* and guiding 🇮🇳 to a thumping win 👊🏼#INDvPAK #CWG2022 #B2022 pic.twitter.com/tnHdNN8fYF
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) July 31, 2022
Smriti Mandhana is so good to watch 😍 #Birmingham22 #INDvPAK
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) July 31, 2022
Champion Ballebaaz @mandhana_smriti, More power to you !!#CommonwealthGames2022 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/ep1JTaooJd
— Prashant Srivastava (@Prashantps100) July 31, 2022
What a victory for India's Women Cricket team at Commonwealth Games.
Absolutely dominating..!! 👏💯#CommonwealthGames #INDvPAK
— Dushyant Gupta (@dushyantAFC) July 31, 2022
Biggest win in IND-PAK Women's T20Is:
(by balls remaining)
38 – India🇮🇳 at Birmingham, today
23 – India🇮🇳 at Kuala Lampur, 2018
20 – India🇮🇳 at Basseterre, 2010#CWG2022 #INDvPAK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 31, 2022
A Smriti Mandhana special is the calm you need in the CWG storm.#CWG2022 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/6uDEq9fSMv
— Aditya Chaturvedi (@aditya_c19) July 31, 2022
India to play against Barbados in the final league match
Team India lost to Australia in their opening match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. However, after a comprehensive victory against Pakistan on Sunday, they will be confident heading into their final league match. India will take on Barbados on Wednesday, August 3 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team currently ranks at the top after two games, with as many points in their kitty. Barbados is second, while Australia and Pakistan are third and fourth. Pakistan has lost both their matches so far in the tournament.
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