Under the captaincy of Mithali Raj, the Indian women’s team made a tremendous start to their campaign by defeating Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. For India, Smriti Mandhana, Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana performed well in the batting, while Rajeshwari Gaikwad’s sharp bowling did not let the Pakistani batsmen run. Batting first, India scored 244 for 7 in 50 overs and in the second innings, Pakistan were bowled out for 137 in 43 overs to register a 107-run win in the match.
Half-centuries of India’s innings, Smriti, Pooja and Sneh Rana:
In this match, India scored 244 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs in front of Pakistan. The half-century innings of Smriti Mandhana, Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana were instrumental in taking India to this score.
In particular, Pooja and Sneh put the team in a respectable position with a century partnership for the seventh wicket in the lower order and there was a partnership of 122 runs between the two.
Mithali Raj, the captain of the team playing her sixth World Cup, disappointed and she played an innings of 9 runs. Smriti Mandhana scored 52 runs, Sneh Rana scored 53 not out while Pooja Vastrakar scored 67 runs.
The captain and vice-captain could not do wonders-
Captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Harmanpreet had high hopes in this big match but both were dismissed cheaply. Mithali Raj contributed 9 while Harmanpreet contributed 5 runs. However, Mithali has become the first female player in the world to play the most number of World Cups. He has played 6 World Cups.