London: Team India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs in the high-voltage clash of the ICC Women`s World Cup in Derby on Sunday.
In the chase of mere 169 runs, Sana Mir-led team was wrapped on 74 runs. Ekta Bisht bagged the Player-of-the Match award for her 5 for 18 stellar bowling performance. Sana Mir was the highest scorer of Pakistan with 29 off 82 balls.
India batted first after winning the toss, but could not make a big total due to some accurate bowling and agile fielding from Pakistan women’s team.
The main destroyers were left-arm bowlers Nashra Sandhu and Sadia Yousuf, who captured four wickets for 26 runs and two for 30, respectively.
Main scorers for India were Punam Raut (47), Sushma Verma (33) and Deepti Sharma (28).
Team Pakistan was desperately looking for their first win of the Women’s World Cup after being lost to South Africa and hosts England in their earlier two games in the tournament, whereas India have so far won both their early matches in the tournament.