Womens T20 World Cup: Jemimah, Richa Lead India To Stunning Win

Cape Town: Pakistan picked up regular wickets to pile the pressure onto India but Jemimah Rodrigues is leading India’s fight in the run chase.

Richa Ghosh raced off to 31 not out in 20 balls to combine with half-centurion Jemimah Rodrigues to give India an excellent win in Cape Town as they gunned down 150 with an over to spare.

At the onset, Shafali Verma was partnered by Yastika Bhatia at the top with Smriti Mandhana out injured.

The duo put on 38 for the opening wicket before Yastike was dismissed by Sadia Iqbal in the final over of the Powerplay.

Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues rebuilt, but Pakistan struck in the 10th over when Sidra Amin pulled off a stunning catch close to the ropes to send back Verma.

While Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah fought back for a bit, Nashra Sandhu sent back Kaur in the 14th over to give Pakistan massive boost.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first in Cape Town, but lost opener Javeria Khan to Deepti Sharma in the second over.

Pakistan lost some initial wickets but a half-century from Bismah Maroof and an unbeaten knock of 43* runs from Ayesha Naseem, guided them to a total of 149/4 in 20 overs.

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