India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in their second Group A match at Commonwealth Games 2022 Birmingham. After winning the toss and batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for 99 in their innings and it was never a match for India. Radha Yadav and Asnia Rana both took two wickets as they were bundled out for 99 runs.
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In reply, India grabbed the bull by its horns, as openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana gave India a brilliant start. The latter scored an untimely fifty and later hit the winning shot as India won with six overs to spare. When the match ended, she was on 63 off 42 balls when Harmanpreet Kaur applauded from the stands.
Nevertheless, it was a great day for her as she overtook MS Dhoni to become the most successful T20I captain for India. Now with 42 wins under his belt, he has surpassed Captain Cole’s record of 41 victories to his name. He is followed by former captain Virat Kohli (31) and Rohit Sharma (27).
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India brought out their desired ‘killer attitude’ under pressure as they produced a ruthless performance to defeat arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets, boosting their chances of a place in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. extended to Pakistan’s decision to bat first backfired as the Indian bowlers put pressure on the batsmen to bowl them out for just 99 runs in a one-sided 18-over encounter as play was delayed due to rain.
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Spinner Sania Rana and Radha Yadav took two wickets each. The chase was also clinical with Smriti Mandhana (63 not out off 42 balls), arguably the most exciting batsman in women’s cricket, flashing her stroke range en route to a stunning unbeaten half-century. The result was that India reached the target in just 11.4 overs.
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