India powers into final, beats Pakistan by 7 wickets

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KUALA LUMPUR: India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup on Saturday, June 9 at Kinrara Academy Oval.

Batting first, Pakistan put up a target of 72 runs. Only two Pakistani batsmen reached double figures with opener Nahida Khan scoring and 18 and Sana Mir chipping in with 20 not out.

The entire team was bundled out for 72 runs for a loss of seven wickets.

A 65-run partnership between Harmanpreet Kaur (34* from 49 balls, 3×4) and Smriti Mandhana (38 from 40 balls, 4×4) guided India to a 7-wicket victory.

The win puts India through to the Sunday’s final.

On the other hand, Pakistan will have to wait for the outcome of the other match between third-placed Bangladesh and hosts Malaysia, to know their fate.

Pakistan have twice reached the finals of Women’s Asia Cup.

Women’s T20 Asia Cup Tournament is being held in Malaysia, under the aegis of the Asian Cricket Council.

Six teams including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and host Malaysia are participating in the event.

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