Riding on Ekta Bisht’s (5 for 18) brilliant bowling show, the Indian team demolished Pakistan by 95 runs in their ICC Women’s World Cup match at County Ground in Derby on Sunday. India, who had a disappointing first half as they could only manage a paltry 169 for 9, bowled out Pakistan for just 74 in 38.1 overs. It was a sweet revenge for the Indian eves, who were beaten at home when the two teams met in the ICC World T20 in Delhi, last year.
Pakistan women also hold the record of being skittled for the lowest ever total in Women’s World Cup tournament. They were dismissed for 27 against Australia in 1997.
With this win, India now have six points from three games and are at the top of the table.
5 for 18 off 10 overs. 👏
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2017
Ekta’s five-for is the best figures by an Indian bowler in World Cups. Before Ekta, Purnima Choudhary claimed 5 for 21 against West Indies in the 1997 World Cup.