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The India Womens cricket team beat Pakistan Womens cricket team by a huge margin of 107 runs to kick off their campaign in the ICC Womens Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui in Tauranga, New Zealand. Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana were the heroes with the bat for the Indian side while Rajeshwari Gayakwad shone with the ball, picking four wickets.
Earlier, India batters recovered well to post 244/7 in 50 overs. Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana, and Pooja Vastrakar scored half-centuries each to propel the innings total past the 240-run mark. Rana and Pooja added 100 runs for the seventh wicket as India scored freely towards the end of the innings despite losing wickets regularly. For Pakistan, Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu picked two wickets each. The toss was won by Mithali Raj who had decided to bat. Runners-up in the 2017 and 2005 editions, India is eager to go one step ahead and claim the title that has eluded them, especially skipper Mithali Raj and veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, who are playing their last World Cup..