India celebrates Women in Blue win over Pakistan in T20 World Cup

The Indian cricket fraternity took to social media to hail Women in Blue's performances in their win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their ICC Women's T20 World Cup match at Cape Town.

India registered a thrilling seven-wicket victory against Pakistan in a humdinger of a match to start their Women's T20 World Cup with a win at Newlands. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Team India on their win, having enjoyed the match with his family. He said that Jemimah's inning was paced beautifully and Richa provided a good burst towards the end.

Star Indian batter Virat Kohli also congratulated Women in Blue for their win in a "high-pressure game" and said that leaps being taken by women's side in every tournament is going to inspire a generation of women.
"What a win from our women's team against Pakistan in a high-pressure game and a tough run chase," tweeted Virat.

Former India skipper and batter Mithali Raj also lauded India on their "marvelous" victory.
"Excellent start for #TeamIndia! It was a tense chase but both @JemiRodrigues and @13richaghosh rose to the occasion and completed a marvelous victory. Well done and best wishes for the upcoming encounters. @BCCIWomen #INDvPAK" tweeted Mithali.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah also lauded the "energy and fighting spirit" shown by all the players.

Indian World Cup-winning all-rounder Yuvraj Singh lauded the trio of Shafali Verma, Rodrigues and Richa for their knocks that helped the side win the match.
"And it's a wrap! A remarkable run chase by the champions #WomenInBlue. Great innings by @JemiRodrigues,@TheShafaliVerma and @13richaghosh to bring the team home . On to the next one. Keep up the momentum girls! @BCCIWomen @BCCI #INDvPAK@T20WorldCup," tweeted Yuvraj.

Coming to the match, Pakistan put on a total of 149/4 in 20 overs after electing to bat first.

Chasing 150, opener Shafali Verma (33 off 25 balls) played a solid knock to provide a good start to Women in Blue's run-chase.

From there, Jemimah teamed up with wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh and won the game for India. Richa played a hard-hitting cameo of 31* in just 20 balls, which provided great support to Jemimah's anchoring effort.
With this, India completed the second-highest run chase in the history of the tournament. Jemimah was the 'Player of the Match' for her half-century.


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