ICC Women’s World Cup | Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana script world record with 122-run partnership against Pakistan
Pooja Vastrakar scored 67 runs from 59 balls|
India Women are up against Pakistan Women in the ongoing ICC women’s World Cup and India lost six wickets for a total of 114 run batting first. Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana stitched together a world record 122-run stand to take India to a total of 244/7 to set a decent target against opposition.
ICC Women’s World Cup has commenced and India are playing against Pakistan in their tournament opener. India opted to bat first winning the toss and made a good start to the innings as they were at 96/1 in 21 overs. Smriti Mandhana scored 52 runs while Deepti Sharma was dismissed on 40 runs later and there was regular fall of wickets after that. India were at 114/6 and they were in danger of putting a low total.
However Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar changed the game with their partnership. Rana scored unbeaten 53 from 48 balls studded with four boundaries and Vastrakar played a knock of 67 runs from 59 balls. Both of them scored 122 runs together which is the highest partnership for the seventh wicket in Women’s World Cup and ODIs. The previous record was set by New Zealand's NJ Browne and SJ Tsukigawa of 104 runs against England in 2007.
Pakistan spinner Nida Dar revealed that the ball is coming nicely into the bat as wicket is flat.
"It wasn't a good start for me, I want to attack the batters and maintain my consistency, but I think I pulled it back, 2 for 45 was pretty good. I want to bowl according to situations, the target is chaseable, the wicket looks flat and the ball is coming nicely onto the bat. The partnership was good, we can learn from them, we have good batters on our side as well. My responsibility is to build partnerships with the other batters," Nida Dar said at innings break.