Twitter reactions: India steamroll Pakistan in a one-sided contest at the 2022 Women’s World Cup
Team India continued their domination over Pakistan in World Cups after defeating the arch-rivals for the 11th time on Sunday in the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. The Mithali Raj and Co. thrashed Pakistan in a one-sided contest at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to acquire the top spot in the points table.
Batting first, India lost Shafali Verma (0) early before Smriti Mandhana, and Deepti Sharma partnered for a crucial 90 runs partnership for the second wicket. However, the vital stand was broken by Nashra Sandhu when she dismissed Deepti for 40. Soon, Smriti was removed for a well-made 52 by Diana Baig.
The dismissals of Deepti and Smriti followed a collapse as India were reduced at 114/6 in 33.1 overs. Before Pakistan could further capitalise, Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar stood up and formed a splendid partnership of 122 runs for the seventh wicket.
Both players smashed their respective half-centuries to shift the momentum back. Vastrakar scored 67 off 59 deliveries while Rana stayed unbeaten on 53 as India posted 244/7 in their allotted 50 overs.
In reply, Pakistan never looked like they were in the game as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Bismah Maroof-led side got bundled out for just 137 to lose the match by a massive margin of 107 runs.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad led the Indian bowling with a scintillating four-wicket haul for 31 in her quota of 10 overs. Apart from Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami (2/26) and Rana (2/27) bagged a couple of wickets each.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
That’s that from #INDvPAK game at #CWC22.
Pakistan are bowled out for 137 in 43 overs.#TeamIndia WIN by 107 runs.
Scorecard – https://t.co/ilSub2ptIC #INDvPAK #CWC22 pic.twitter.com/jmP7xCPowi
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 6, 2022
What a win. This would feel very satisfying considering India were in trouble at 114/6. To win by 107 runs and start the World Cup Campaign with a bang is a splendid effort by @BCCIWomen #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/jXIJsRwH8E
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) March 6, 2022
courageous batting under pressure @Vastrakarp25 and @SnehRana15 👏🏽
Proud of you girls.
— Punam Raut (@raut_punam) March 6, 2022
Many congratulations @BCCIWomen on a comprehensive win against Pakistan and starting the World Cup on a spectacular note. Well played. Wishing the girls the very best for the matches ahead. #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/y61tmzIODL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 6, 2022
Rajeshwari Gayakwad becomes the first Indian spinner to take multiple 4+ wicket hauls in Women’s World Cup.
5/15 vs NZ, 2017
4/31 vs PAK today#CWC22 #INDvPAK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 6, 2022
What a spectacular performance by the Indian girls against Pakistan.
That was a thrashing, and in grand style.
Pooja Vastrakar with a valiant innings, the ever so reliable Sneh Rana’s great all-round show & Rajeshwari Gayakwad outstanding with the ball.
ChakDe India #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/CyAy04phTt
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 6, 2022
What. A. Performance. 🤩🙌🏻
The #WomenInBlue begin the #CWC22 journey with a brilliant overall performance, beating 🇵🇰 by 1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣ runs at the Bay Oval. 🔥😎#PlayBold #TeamIndia #INDWvPAKW pic.twitter.com/HC7lYWkkPx
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 6, 2022
India have won all 11 ODIs v Pakistan. Great start to the campaign for India.Smriti-Deepti had a good 2nd wkt p’ship. Ind had a collapse but Vastrakar-Rana had a match winning p’ship to take India to 244.Great effort from bowlers. Jhulan,Rajeshwari were brilliant. 107-run big win
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 6, 2022
𝘐𝘕𝘋𝘐𝘈𝘈𝘈 𝘐𝘕𝘋𝘐𝘈𝘈𝘈 💙#TeamIndia comprehensively beat 🇵🇰 by 107 runs to begin their #CWC22 campaign in style 🙌
Paltan, who was your Player of the Match? 🤔#OneFamily #INDvPAK @BCCI pic.twitter.com/cpJp4TIWoo
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 6, 2022
Congratulations @BCCIWomen 🔥
Pooja Vastrakar player of the match ! Very well deserved. Comes at no.8 and pulls off a 59-ball 67 comprising of 8 boundaries 👏👏
Looking forward to many more such performances in the #WWC2022 #CWC22
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) March 6, 2022
India keep their 100 percent winning record against Pakistan in ODIs. They have played 11 and won 11.
One player has featured in all 11 games – that is the captain Mithali Raj. #CWC22
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) March 6, 2022
Indian spinners have bowled fuller on average compared to Pakistan today.
Average Length – Spinners, IND: 4.22m, PAK: 4.52m
As a result, they’ve brought the Pak batters on the front foot more often.
Front Foot Shots v Spin – Today, IND: 47%, PAK: 64%#CWC22 #PAKvIND
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) March 6, 2022
India start off their #CWC22 campaign in style 👏
They register a commanding victory against arch-rivals Pakistan 🙌 #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/s8Di9Dg9qi
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 6, 2022
India begin their World Cup campaign with a comprehensive win over Pakistan.
Scorecard: https://t.co/KuWCwRdR18#CWC22 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/L29cwjM9KF
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 6, 2022
A remarkable win over 🇵🇰 in the #CWC22, making our Sunday better! Chak de, girls 🇮🇳
📸: BCCI | #INDvPAK #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/2rPDp7HgHv
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 6, 2022
😉🇮🇳 UNSTOPPABLE! Team India makes it 11/11 against Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup 🔥
⏭️ We play New Zealand next on the 10th of March!
📸 Getty • #WomenInBlue #CWC22 #rajeshwarigayakwad #INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #TeamIndia #BharatArmy #COTI🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/cA4Caov8NJ
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 6, 2022
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 6, 2022
Pakistan went nowhere with this chase thanks to some excellent bowling from India
Rajeshwari Gayakwad with a phenomenal spell of 4-31
India win by a massive 107 runs!!#CWC22 #PAKvIND
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 6, 2022
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