India and Pakistan Women register thumping Victories in World Cup Qualifier matches

 . Last updated on February 14, 2017, 2:21 PM
India and Pakistan Women register thumping Victories in World Cup Qualifier matches
Poonam Yadav smashed down Zimbabwe with her five wicket haul.
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In the World Cup qualifier match, India Women beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets at P Sara Oval. The major impetus was from India bowler Poonam Yadav, the leg spinner, who had a five-wicket haul in the match. Zimbabwe chose to bat first but the line-up collapsed in just 60 runs. The inning was slackened at the beginning with seamers Mansi Joshi and Soni Yadav striking early. They took down the openers reducing Zimbabwe to 11 for 2.

The highest scores in Zimbabwe’s inning came out as 26 and 12 from Mary-Anne Musonda and Precious Marange respectively. The batting line up collapsed in 28.5 overs with Poonam Yadav striking five wickets. Zimbabwe players could scratch out only 19 runs from her. Another bowler, Rajeshwari Gayakwad gave out 18 runs, while knocking two wickets. India also displayed an intensive batting apart from bowling.

The chase was over in only nine overs where striker Veda Krishnamurthy plundered 29 off 16 balls. However, she was removed in the fourth over making India to lose the only single wicket in the inning. After her, Mona Meshram and Harmanpreet Kaur hauled the chase into the easy victory with an unbeaten 30-run partnership. In the stretch, Kaur had 11 runs and Meshram scored 21.

In the match between Pakistan Women and Scotland, the former had a thumping six-wicket victory. Sana Mir, the fast bowler, took down five Scotland wickets rattling down the team at 91 all out. She gave out the only 14 runs in the inning as Scotland had to wrap it up on 39.1 overs. Another bowler, Nashra Sandhu finished with 3 for 13 runs.

In the chase, Nahida Khan, and Nain Abidi perfected the inning with a 40 run opening partnership. However, Scotland bowler Kristie Gordon took a strong dig at the team removing four wickets in just 15 runs. It was the middle order batswomen Javeria Khan and Rabiya Shah, who steered the momentum to the winning stretch with their 39-run partnership.


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