BIRMINGHAM: Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said that the players are delighted with their impressive win over Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games Group A match and will now look to build on the momentum to beat Barbados in the final pool match. Want. Here
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Led by off-spinner Asnia Rana (2/15) and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2/18), the Indian bowlers produced a brilliant performance to lay the foundation for the arch-rivals to win by eight wickets. Their second Group A match at Edgbaston on Sunday.
After Pakistan were bowled out for just 99 in 18 overs due to rain, opener Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 63 and played brilliant shots to chase down the total with 38 balls to spare in equal measure. Expressed.
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After a three-wicket loss to Australia in the opening match, an eight-wicket win over Pakistan meant India kept their semi-final hopes alive.
“There were a lot of positives in the win and (we) hope that the next games (in Birmingham) will continue. In the last match (against Australia) too, we played very well but lost. We lost against Pakistan. Enjoying the win,” said Harmanpreet.
“Our target was to restrict them (Pakistan) to less than 100 and we started well in the first six overs (powerplay),” the captain added.
Harmanpreet hoped that the team will show further improvement in the final group game against Barbados, as they have two full days to prepare for the crucial competition.
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Our next match against Barbados is really important. We have two days to prepare and they will give the effort that we need to do as a team. We will try to stabilize the project in the net,” he added.
Young Indian opener Shafali Verma said that with the crowd rooting for India, it was a great opportunity for the team.
“It was really good to seal the win against Pakistan. Of course, the crowd played a huge role in the win. With our support from the crowd, we really enjoyed the game and gave it our best shot. Our last group match against Barbados is very important. We want everyone to give 100 percent to the game.
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