India crushes Pakistan in Women’s WC opening fixture

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Indian women’s cricket team on Sunday overcame Pakistan women by a large margin of 107 runs in the opening fixture of ICC Women’s World Cup.
India, deciding to bat after winning toss were able to post 244-7 from their fifty overs. India recovered from a difficult situation where they had lost 6 wickets for only 114, thanks to brilliant innings from Pooja Vastrakar who scored polished 67 and Sneh Rana’s 53*.
Pakistan’s Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu took two wickets each, while Diana Baig, Anam Amin and Fatima Sana claimed one wicket each.
Defending 244, India bowled Pakistan out for 137 in 43 overs, thanks to 18-year-old Richa Ghosh, who became the first World Cup debutant to effect five wicketkeeping dismissals.
India’s bowlers, complemented by Ghosh’s spectacular glovework, applied the choke from the outset, with the injured Vastrakar not taking the field for the chase.