12 Feb 2023

Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh Guide India To Thrilling Win Over Pakistan

Cape Town: Team India, under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in their first match of the Women's T20 World Cup 2023. The Indian team will play its next match against the West Indies on February 15 in Cape Town.

Jemimah (53 not out off 38 balls) and Richa (31 not out off 20 balls) made 58 runs for the unconquered fourth wicket as India chased down a challenging target of 150 with six balls to spare.

This is Team India's 5th win over Pakistan in the World Cup. In the history of Women's T20 cricket, India has defeated Pakistan overall 11 times.

Batting after winning the toss, Pakistan scored 149 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs at the Newlands ground in Cape Town on Sunday. 

For the Pakistan team, Ayesha Naseem played an explosive inning of 43 runs off 25 balls. At the same time, captain Bismah Maroof contributed an unbeaten 68 off 55 balls.

In response, Team India scored the required runs to win by three wickets with 6 balls remaining. Jemimah Rodrigues (53 runs) played a half-century innings for the team. She shared an unbeaten partnership of 58 runs off 33 balls with Richa Ghosh.

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