India Defeats Pakistan in Women's T20 World Cup: Rodrigues and Ghosh Score Half-Centurie
The Indian women's cricket team made a commanding start in the Women's T20 World Cup with a 7-wicket victory over Pakistan on 12th February in Cape Town. Under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, India made quick work of the Pakistani team, bringing their victory tally to 11 in the history of Women's T20 cricket.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 149 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs at the Newlands ground. Ayesha Naseem impressed with a quick 43 runs off 25 balls, while captain Bismah Maroof contributed an impressive 68 off 55 balls. However, India's response was even more impressive, as Jemima Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh both scored half-centuries to guide India to victory with 6 balls remaining. Rodrigues scored 53 runs and shared an unbeaten partnership of 58 off 33 balls with Ghosh.
This marks India's 5th victory over Pakistan in the World Cup and sets the team up for a promising tournament ahead. India will face the West Indies in their next match on 15th February in Cape Town.