Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pakistan Spinner Nida Dar Celebrates In Signature Shahid Afridi Style Claiming Wicket

Pakistan Spinner Nida Dar Celebrates In Signature Shahid Afridi Style Claiming Wicket

India will play Ireland next on 15 November, while Pakistan will face the same team two days earlier, on the 13th.

With this win, India is now on top of the Group B points table. But a penalty of 10 runs put them on the backfoot from the start.

India had little difficulty in gunning down the modest target of 134 with six balls to spare, reaching 137 for 3 in 19 overs.

Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian side began their run-chase with the scoreboard reading 10/0 against Pakistan in their Group B fixture of the ICC Women's World T20 2018 on Sunday.

Pakistan rode their luck while posting their highest ever total against India, on the back of half-centuries from Bismah Mahroof (53) and Nida Dar (52).

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Asked to bat first, Pakistan suffered an early blow when Arundhati Reddy dismissed Ayesha Zafar in the very first over thanks to an excellent catch by Veda Krishnamurthy at first slip.

Pakistan were yet to open account then and they could have been in a worse situation had Smriti Mandhana not dropped captain Javeria Khan in the third over.

But two run-outs in the space of three overs gave India the upper hand. "It could have been a bit better, we took them until the 19th over, but we could have planned it better, if we had executed our plans, we might still have beaten them". All the three were regulation catches.

Haf-centurions Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof were initially warned by the umpires after the 13th over for running on the danger area. The Indians were sloppy on the field, dropping four easy catches even as their heads dropped towards the final overs. Poonam Yadav (2 for 22) took two wickets in the final over of the innings to finish the pick of the bowlers.

Like in the India game where Pakistan were penalized 10 runs for running on the pitch, Ireland too were found guilty of it and relinquished a five-run advantage to their opponents. But, Maroof and Nida brilliantly fought back, taking their team across the 100-run mark.

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