T20 World Cup: Indian women lose thriller against Pakistan
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 men's 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 today's win, the Pakistani women also failed to qualify for the semifinals as they finished third in the four-team group ahead of India.
Electing to bat, the Pakistani eves' batting was no better than India with wickets falling at regular intervals.
Skipper Sana Mir top-scored with a 38-ball 26, including two fours. Barring Nain Abidi (25) and Asmavia Iqbal (10) none of the other batters managed to hit the double-digit mark with extras (14) being the third-highest score in the Pakistani innings.
The Indian bowlers put up a remarkable show, picking up wickets as well as drying out the runs. Pacer Jhulan Goswami, in fact, delivered a rare maiden over, conceding just 16 runs in her four overs which fetched
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