India beat Pakistan in CWG 2022 women’s cricket match
Smriti Mandhana shines in India’s victory, she scored an unbeaten 63
After the match, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur did a heart-wrenching act
New Delhi. In the Commonwealth Games, the Indian women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets in a one-sided match. Batting first, Pakistan scored 99 runs. Indian team achieved this target in 11.4 overs. Smriti Mandhana shone in India’s victory. He played an unbeaten innings of 63 runs in 42 balls. He hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in this innings. This match was also special for Harmanpreet as the captain of the women’s T20 team. He won the 42nd T20 match as a captain.
She became the captain to win the most T20 matches in both overall (women and men) for India. She left behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won 42 out of 71 matches.
After the record win, Harmanpreet Kaur also did the work of winning hearts. He gifted his bat to the Pakistani cricketer. The Pakistani player’s happiness knew no bounds after getting the bat from the star batsman. Players of both India and Pakistan team praised Harmanpreet’s generosity. At the same time, the cricket fans also became convinced of this style of the Indian captain.
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur gifted her bat to a Pakistani player. (DD Sports twitter)
Indian players have won hearts before
This is not the first time that Indian players have won hearts during an India-Pakistan match. In the World Cup in March this year, when the teams of India and Pakistan met face to face. Even then, Indian women cricketers were seen playing with Pakistan’s captain Bismah Maroof’s daughter. Its videos and pictures went viral on social media. Even then, the cricket fans of both the countries had praised the players of Team India openly.
After a thumping win over Pakistan, India remains in the race to reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games. Now the next match of the Indian women’s team is to be against Barbados, which lost to Australia on Sunday. Now the match between India and Barbados has become like a knockout. That is, now the team which will win this match will confirm its place in the semi-finals.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 01, 2022, 12:56 IST