India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur carries off mascot who fell sick

Ruben Hill
November 15, 2018

India too gave a fitting reply to the target set in the form of the former captain, Mithali Raj who scored a quick 56 off just 47 deliveries.

A video has gone viral on social media in which Harmapreet is seen carrying a little girl off the field during the India vs Pakistan Women's World Twenty20 match in Guyana. In the opener, Pakistan wasn't at their best with the ball which led Australia to score a big total.

With the ball, Pakistan were unable to exert any pressure as Mithali Raj, freshly returned to the top of the order, scored a silken 56 (47b, 7x4).

Put in on Sunday, 11 November, Pakistan were reduced to 10/2.

Furthermore, this helped India get a head start to their innings as they were 10/0 without a ball being bowled after the penalty runs were awarded.

Haf-centurions Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof were initially warned by the umpires after the 13th over for running on the danger area.

Pakistan made a fine recovery thanks to half centuries from Bismah Maroof (53) and Nida Dar (52) as the duo stitched 93 runs for the fourth wicket to take their side to a competitive total. With her 16th T20I fifty, Mithali became the third batter to score more than 500 T20I runs in 2018.

By the time Raj was dismissed India was already well on their way to victory with only eight runs needed from 14 balls.

After the completion of the match, Pakistan's skipper Javeria Khan accepted the players' mistake and also revealed that this is not the first time that such a thing has happened with this team.

After a stunning pick-up and direct hit from 18-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues claimed the second wicket, India then suffered a series of fielding blemishes.

BOWLING: A Reddy 4-1-24-1, RP Yadav 4-0-26-0, DB Sharma 4-0-26-0, D Hemalatha 4-0-34-2, Poonam Yadav 4-0-22-2.

The first five-run punishment was enforced in the 18th over and, after Dar reached her maiden global T20 half century with a six when the fielder stepped on the rope at deep mid-wicket boundary, she was caught at extra cover next ball.

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