It was a splendid day out for India Women as they started their World Cup campaign on a winning note.
They crushed Pakistan Women by a huge margin of 107 runs to gain 2 points and the highest net run-rate in their group.
India are now at the top of their group table.
The Women In Blue executed well with bat and ball, ensuring India got to a defendable score.
It all started with Smriti Mandhana at the top after which Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana revived the Indian innings.
India were in a spot of bother after they were reeling at 114/6. Vastrakar and Rana took the score to 244/7.
Pakistan Women in response could only muster a 137 as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad took a 4-wicket haul with Jhulan Goswami and Rana taking 2 wickets apiece.
After this fantastic win, congratulations erupted from all corners of India congratulating the women for their all-round performance and starting the World Cup with a win.
Fans and India Men’s players congratulated the Women In Blue and Twitter went berserk as #INDVSPAK became the trending hashtag after the win.
Some of the greats who lauded the team were Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, R.P. Singh, Venkatesh Prasad, VVS Laxman, Virendra Sehwag and the like.
India Women have to be better prepared for the next challenge.
India will next play against New Zealand on the 10th of March in Hamilton.