Ola! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 7 between India and Pakistan, Super 10 stage, ICC Women’s World T20 2016 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. I’m Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing you all the updates relating to the match. Stay tuned! India are coming off a win against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World T20, while Pakistan faced a defeat against West Indies at Chennai on Wednesday. India and Paksitan Women will be led by their regular Twenty20 International (T20I) skippers, Mithali Raj and Sana Mir respectively. India and Pakistan are in Group B along with the likes of West Indies, Bangladesh and West Indies. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Women’s World T20 2016, Match No. 7 at Delhi

Disappointing to see the eves lose today. The men still have a chance to avenge this defeat by beating Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Catch my colleague’s Devarchit Varma‘s Live blog here

Anam Amin has been adjudged the man of the match for her brilliant spell of 1 for 9 in four overs.

The covers are coming off at Kotla. We have crossed the cut-off time and as a result Pakistan have won the match by 2 runs (D/L) method. Pakistan will be delighted with this win, but it will be disappointing for India. They were building momentum right in the end, but rain played spoilsport. Here’s Sakshi Gupta’s Match Report

It’s still raining at Delhi. Just as India were building momentum, the rain has halted it. Pakistan Women are ahead on D/L method and will be the happier of the two teams in the dugout. The match has to start before 6.50 PM, else Pakistan will be declared winners!

Photo Courtesy: Abhijit Banare
Photo Courtesy: Abhijit Banare

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 77/6 | Overs 16| TARGET 97| BATTING: Muneeba Ali 12 (13), Asmavia Iqbal 3 (4): India make a brilliant comeback as they have managed to dismiss two Pakistan batters due to some brilliant fielding. First to go was Asmavia and then the skipper Sana Mir was dismissed soon after that. India right back in this and rain has stopped play with four overs to go in the match PAR SCORE: 75, PAK ahead by just 2 runs. OUT! Asmavia Iqbal run out 5 (6), Sana Mir run out 0 (1)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 74/4 | Overs 15| TARGET 97| BATTING: Muneeba Ali 12 (13), Asmavia Iqbal 3 (4): India have picked up another wicket and the crowd are slowly getting vocal. Jhulan Goswami has bowled extremely well and deserves the wickets. Pakistan look unperturbed by that and will look to win it as early as they can. OUT! Iram Javed c Mithali b Jhulan 10 (14)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 67/3 | Overs 13| TARGET 97| BATTING: Muneeba Ali 9 (9), Iram Javed 9 (10): Pakistan are well on course, but Mithali is bringing in the changes here. India have not failed to pick up wickets at regular intervals and as a result find themselves in a spot of bother.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 59/3 | Overs 11| TARGET 97| BATTING: Muneeba Ali 6 (4), Iram Javed 4 (3): Harmanpreet Kaur bowls his first over. Pakistan Women have pinched the singles beautifully so far and look in no hurry to finish this match. India need a few more wickets to claw their way back into the match. OUT! Bismah Maroof c Jhulan b Harmanpreet 5 (18)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 48/2 | Overs 9| TARGET 97| BATTING: Bismah Maroof 4 (13): Pakistan have managed to keep the pressure on India so far. India on the other hand need a few more wickets to have any chances of winning the match from here. And that’s exactly what they have got as Rajeshwari Gayakwad cleans up Sidra. OUT! Sidra Ameen b Gayakwad 26 (26)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 41/1 | Overs 7| TARGET 97| BATTING: Sidra Ameen 21 (19), Bismah Maroof 2 (8): Anuja Patil into the attack. Pakistan are content with taking singles, regardless of how risky it is, like they did just did off the second delivery of this over. Huge appeal against Sidra for LBW, but turned down. She then takes a single and moves to the other end. Just two from that over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 39/1 | Overs 6| TARGET 97| BATTING: Sidra Ameen 20 (17), Bismah Maroof 1 (4): Jhukan now. DOT! Jhulan right on the money and Sidra defends. TWO! Sidra guides the ball to the third man fence and some good running fetches them a couple. DOT! Played to covers. ONE! Sidra plays it to mid off and runs quickly for a single but a direct hit would have been curtains. ONE! Bismah is off the mark, playing it to mid on. FOUR! Beautifully cut to the point fence by Sidra. End of the powerplay overs.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 31/1 | Overs 5| TARGET 97| BATTING: Sidra Ameen 13 (12), Bismah Maroof 0 (3): India had a good chance to run the Pakistan Women out, but the throw was at the wrong end. Pakistan are continuing to play their shots. Shikha strays down leg and Sidra just guides the ball to the fine leg fence with ease. FOUR! Veda fails to stop a boundary near the long on fence to ad to India’s woes. Veda also seems to have hurt her finger as well. Deepti Sharma comes in for Veda.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 20/1 | Overs 4| TARGET 97| BATTING: Sidra Ameen 2 (6), Bismah Maroof 0 (3): Jhulan Goswami is the new bowler. Bsman Maroof walks out for Pakistan at No. 3. Pakistan just have to play sensibly to win from here, but the Pakistan Women are playing their shots. Good start from Jhulan, but no wickets taken.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 19/1 | Overs 3| TARGET 97| BATTING: Sidra Ameen 1 (3): Shikha Pandey is now into the attack. Pakistan have not managed to get a boundary but they have managed to get a few singles. Some misfield from India do not help their cause either. But India have made a breakthrough as Nahida is dismissed. She was looking dangerous. OUT! Nahida Khan c Harmanpreet b Shikha 14 (15)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 16/0 | Overs 2| TARGET 97| BATTING: Nahida Khan 9 (6), Sidra Ameen 0 (1): Rajeshwari Gayakwad to bowl the second over. FOUR! Nahida has struck yet another boundary. Pakistan have played brilliantly so far. They are well on course to win this match from here.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates Pakistan Women 9/0 | Overs 1| TARGET 97| BATTING: Nahida Khan 9 (6), Sidra Ameen 0 (0): Pakistan do not need to take any risks here but they have managed to strike two boundaries off the first over from Anuja Pati. India need to pick up a few quick wickets to stay alive in the match. Good start for Pakistan.

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Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 96/7 | Overs 20| BATTING: Shikha Pandey 10 (7): India finish with some momentum as Asmavia is swept over the fine leg fence. India manage to take singles off the four out of the five other deliveries. The last ball results in a run out as Jhulan was backing up too far at the non-striker’s end. OUT! Jhulan Goswami run out 14 (14)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 86/6 | Overs 19| BATTING: Jhulan Goswami 12 (12), Shikha Pandey 2 (3): India look to get some big runs, but some good fielding does not get them a boundary in the over, despite their best of efforts. Another good over by Pakistan.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 80/6 | Overs 18| BATTING: Jhulan Goswami 9 (9), Shikha Pandey 0 (0): Anam is now into the attack again. She has kept it tight. But some poor fielding enables India to get a few extra runs, which may be crucial in the end. Anuja has however been run out, when was looking to get a quick single, but played it safe to the fielder. An easy wicket for Pakistan. Another good over for Pakistan. OUT! Anuja Patil run out 3 (5)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 75/5 | Overs 17| BATTING: Jhulan Goswami 5 (6), Anuja Patil 2 (2): OUT! the skipper comes back into the attack and Veda smashes the ball right back to her. Crucial wicket this. Anuja Patil is the new batter. Jhulan and Anuja have to start hitting here. India are however looking a bit more aggressive.  OUT! Veda Krishnamurthy c & b Sana 24 (19)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 70/4 | Overs 16| BATTING: Veda Krishnamurthy 24 (18), Jhulan Goswami 2 (3): Nida is the new batter. FOUR! Veda smashes the ball to the square leg fence. ONE! She then sensibly takes a single. DOT! Jhulan plays to covers. WIDE! The keeper appeals for stumping but Veda is in. FOUR!  Veda then smashes the ball to the fence. WHAT? two balls at the fence? The right ball is thrown back from the fence, nevertheless. ONE! Played to deep mid-wicket. ONE! Jhulan smashes the ball to the long off fence.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 56/4 | Overs 15| BATTING: Veda Krishnamurthy 14 (14), Jhulan Goswami 1 (1): Big blow for India again as they lose the wicket of Harmanpreet, who was looking to get a move on. Jhulan Goswami is the new batter for India. Veda will have to up the ante here. FOUR! She goes inside out over covers, beautiful shot. 50 up for India. ONE! Played to long off. ONE MORE! Jhulan is off the mark. OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur c Sidra b Sadia 16 (29)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 48/3 | Overs 14| BATTING: Harmanpreet Kaur 16 (28), Veda krishnamurthy 8 (10): Nida now. FOUR! Harmanpreet sweeps a full toss to the square leg fence. Much needed that. India fail to make the most of that as they get only a run after that boundary.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 42/3 | Overs 13| BATTING: Harmanpreet Kaur 11 (24), Veda krishnamurthy 7 (8): Veda looks to get a move on and India do need some quick runs. She is playing some good shots but is finding the fielders in the deep. Sana bowls yet another tight over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 37/3 | Overs 12| BATTING: Harmanpreet Kaur 10 (22), Veda krishnamurthy 3 (4): GONE! After putting up a resilient show, Mithali has to walk back as she is caught at deep mid-wicket off a full toss from Nida Dar. Big blow for India. Veda Krishnamurthy is the new batter. Nida keeps it tight. OUT! Mithali Raj c Sidra b Nida 16 (35)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 34/2 | Overs 11| BATTING: Mithali Raj 16 (33), Harmanpreet Kaur 10 (22): Bismah Maroof, the leggie is now into the attack. India finally manage to get some singles. The boundaries are not coming easily. This is excellent stiff from Pakistan.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 27/2 | Overs 10| BATTING: Mithali Raj 13 (30), Harmanpreet Kaur 7 (19): Sadia continues. Almost strikes As Harmanpreet gets an inside edge and the ball goes between the ‘keeper’s legs for a boundary. India Women manage to get a few singles in the over. Sadia bowls a wide again. Decent over for India.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 18/2 | Overs 9| BATTING: Mithali Raj 11 (27), Harmanpreet Kaur 1 (15): Sana Mir continues. DOT! Hit straight back to her. ONE! Mithali places the ball very well through the gap. A couple of appeals follow. One for LBW, which is turned down. It is then followed by a stumping, for which is referred. But Harmanpreet Kaur survives. Just one off the over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 17/2 | Overs 8| BATTING: Mithali Raj 10 (26), Harmanpreet Kaur 1 (12): Sadia Yousuf is the new bowler. Starts off well with her first delivery. WIDE! Sadia then strays down leg. WIDE AGAIN! Bonus runs for India this, they’ll take it. DOT! A big misunderstanding but no damage done. pressure building up on India here. DOT! Driven beautifully by Mithali, but good stop in the field. FOUR! First boundary off the innings as Mithali goes inside out over covers. ONE! Played to long on. DOT! Full toss and Harmanpreet fails to connect.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 10/2 | Overs 7| BATTING: Mithali Raj 5 (20), Harmanpreet Kaur 1 (11): Skiper Sana Mir into the attack. DOT! Mithali plays straight and Sana collects. ONE! Flighted delivery and Mithali charges down the ground, plays it away for a single. ONE! Harmanpreet is off the mark off her ninth delivery. ONE! PLayed to deep mid-wicket by Mithali. DOT! Mithali is beaten outside off. DOT to finish. Just three off the over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 7/2 | Overs 6| BATTING: Mithali Raj 3 (17), Harmanpreet Kaur 0 (8): Asmavia again. DOT! An in swinger and Mithali keeps it out. DOT! Full toss and Mithali fails to pierce the field on the off side. ONE! Edged and Mithali gets a single towards third man. DOT! Full ball from Asmavia and Harmanpreet defends. DOT! Asmavia again right on the stumps and Harmanpreet is not able to do anything.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 6/2 | Overs 5| BATTING: Mithali Raj 2 (14), Harmanpreet Kaur 0 (5): Anam continues. Mithali has struggled so far and has played the first two ball defensively. Wrapped on the pads, but clearly sliding down leg. ONE off the fourth ball from Mithali as she just nudges it to the leg side. DOT! Harmanpreet defends. DOT to finish.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 5/2 | Overs 4| BATTING: Mithali Raj 1 (10), Harmanpreet Kaur 0 (3): India Women suffer another setback as Smriti has been dismissed as well. A full ball on middle stump and would have surely crashed into the leg stump. Good stuff from Asmavia. Harmanpreet Kaur is the new batter. A lot of pressure on her. She just watches the ball carefully in the three deliveries she faces off Asmavia. Excellent start for Pakistan Women.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 4/1 | Overs 3| BATTING: Mithali Raj 1 (10), Smriti Mandhana 1 (1): Anam to continue. DOT! A good shot from Vanitha and goes straight to the mid-wicket fielder. DOT! Played straight to covers. OUT! The pressure pays off as Anam gets rid of Vanitha cheaply. Smriti Mandhana is the new batter for India Women. End of another good over. OUT! VR Vanitha c Sana b Anam 2 (7)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 3/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Mithali Raj 1 (8), Vanitha VR 2 (4): Asmavia Iqbal to bowl the second over. Vanitha almost runs herself out after a mix up with Mithali, but the replays show that she is well in. India Women will want her to go on and get a big score as she looked good against Bangladesh in the first match. Asmavia keeps things tight and gives away just one from the over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates India Women 2/0 | Overs 1| BATTING: Mithali Raj 1 (4), Vanitha VR 1 (2): Slow left-arm spinner Anam Amin to start things for Pakistan Women. India Women have made a cautious start to the match as they have just scored a couple of runs of that over. Good start this for Pakistan Women.

Playing XI:

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), VR Vanitha, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (wk), Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

Pakistan Women: Sana Mir (c), Sidra Ameen, Nahida Khan, Bismah Maroof, Muneeba Ali, Iram Javed, Asmavia Iqbal, Nida Dar, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Anam Amin, Sadia Yousuf.

TOSS: Pakistan Women have won the toss and elected to bowl first

The Indian skipper Mithali Raj missed out of a fourth World T20 fifty in the previous match and India’s batting fate will more or less revolve around her form. The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy will be expected to provide the required support to their skipper in terms of bringing in regular runs. India will mostly retain Mithali and Vanitha VR as their opening pair after they gave them a good start in their opening match against Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Anam Amin who bagged four wickets for Pakistan against West Indies will be under pressure to replicate that spell in order to stop the Indian run machines. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s openers Sidra Ameen and Javeria Khan who have been out of form of late will have to step up in the crucial clash against their arch rivals.

Squads:

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma(wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Thirush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Niranjana Nagarajan, Shikha Pandey, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Vellaswamy Vanitha

Pakistan Women: Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Asmavia Iqbal, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Sana Mir (c), Anam Amin, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Ameen, Muneeba Ali, Diana Baig.

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