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SummaryThe familiar batting woes came back to haunt the Indian womens cricket team as it lost by a run against arch-rivals Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller to finish winless in ICC World Twenty20s Group stage

The familiar batting woes came back to haunt the Indian womens cricket team as it lost by a run against arch-rivals Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller to finish winless in ICC World Twenty20s Group stage. Set a target of a mere 98 runs, the Indian women fumbled miserably to finish 97 for eight in their 20 overs to draw a blank in their Group A engagements and will now have to play hosts Sri Lanka on Wednesday to remain a part of the event in 2014.

It was a sort of revenge for Pakistan after its mens team was thoroughly outplayed by the arch-rivals last night in the same event. The Pakistani women managed to do what their male counterparts could not do against India last night keep it cool under pressure and emerge triumphant.

Despite the win, the Pakistani women also failed to qualify for the semis as they finished third in the four-team group ahead of India.

Brief scores: Pakistan 98/9 (Sana Mir 26, Nain Abidi 25; Jhulan Goswami 2/16, Rasanara Parwin 2/15) bt India 97/8 (Jhulan Goswami 21; Nida Dar 3/12)by 1 run.

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