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India vs Pakistan Women’s T20 World Cup Match Live Updates: Opener Shafali Verma and No. 3 Jemimah Rodrigues are batting steadily as India chase a 150-run target against Pakistan in the two teams’ opening match at the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. India have lost the wicket of opener Yastika Bhatia. Earlier, Pakistan set India a 150-run target after great knocks from skipper Bismah Maroof (68*, 55b) and Ayesha Naseem (43*, 25b). Indian bowlers jolted Pakistan early on, reducing them to 68/4 in 12.1 overs, but the Pakistan duo made amazing recovery. (LIVE SCORECARD

India Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh

Pakistan Women (Playing XI): Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali(w), Bismah Maroof(c), Nida Dar, Sidra Ameen, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

Here are the Live Updates of the Women’s T20 World Cup Match between India and Pakistan straight from Newlands, Cape Town







  • 20:49 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Jemimah Rodrigues gives strong support to Shafali Verma with another boundary on Aiman Anwer’s delivery. She perfectly places a shot towards the third man and steals four runs.  Good piece of batting from Jemimah. 

    IND 61/1 (8.2 overs)

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Seven-ball over

    Nida Dar had to bowl a seven-ball over after her sixth delivery pitched up outside off. Jemimah Rodrigues makes a brilliant use of the opportunity and smashes it for a boundary. 

    IND 53/1 (7 overs)

  • 20:45 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Good over from Dar

    Pakistan finally have a decent over as Nida Dar leaks only 6 runs and controls the flow of runs. India are looking in a good shape despite the wicket of Yastika Bhatia. India still need 101 runs off 78 balls. 

    IND 49/1 (7 overs)

  • 20:40 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Shafali Verma keeps the momentum towards the Indian side with a brilliant boundary on Sadia Iqbal’s delivery. Verma makes a perfect use of the flat delivery and hammers it over the mid-off and gets four runs. 

    IND 43/1 (6 overs)

  • 20:38 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Pakistan finally take a sigh of relief as Sadia Iqbal scalps the wicket of Yatika Bhatia for 17. Bhatia tries to go for a big shot towards the extra cover but Fatima Sana takes a brilliant catch as India lose their first wicket in the chase. 

    IND 38/1 (5.3 overs)

  • 20:36 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Shafali Verma uses her strength and smashes another boundary on Nida Dar’s delivery. She perfectly places a shot between the long-on and the deep mid-wicket and steals four runs as India move ahead strongly in the chase.

    IND 32/0 (4.5 overs)

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! After surviving an LBW appeal, Shafali Verma hits a boundary on Sadia Iqbal’s delivery. Verma turns out to be lucky as the ball touches the edge and dodges the slip and goes across the boundary line. 

    IND 27/0 (3.5 overs)

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Yastika Bhatia hits her second boundary of the night and this time Aiman Anwer becomes her prey. Bhatia places a shot towards the fine leg as the ball goes for a boundary. Good batting from Yastika.

    IND 21/0 (3 overs)

  • 20:27 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Good fielding from Nida Dar

    Yastika Bhatia smashes a shot towards the long-on, which looks like a simple boundary but Nia Dar makes a fantastic attempt and stops the ball from cross the boundary rope. Beautiful piece of fielding from Dar as she saves two crucial runs for Pakistan. 

    IND 17/0 (2.4 overs)

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: India off to a good start

    India score 8 runs off the first over and gets off to a good start in the chase of 150 runs against Pakistan. Yastika Bhatia smashes a four off Fatima Sana’s delivery and India aim to chase the target.

    IND 8/0 (1 overs)

  • 20:18 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Yastika Bhatia gets off the mark in style as she hits a brilliant boundary on Fatima Sana’s delivery. Bhatia patiently waits and perfectly times the shot to get four runs. What a terrific start for India. 

    IND 4/0 (0.2 overs)

  • 20:15 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: We are back

    Hello and welcome back to second innings of the Group B match between India and Pakistan. India are chasing a huge target of 150 runs after Bismah Maroof smashed 68* runs while Ayesha Naseem scored 43*. Yastika Bhatia and Shafali Verma will be the opening pair for India. 

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Here’s what Radha Yadav said after the innings

    Feeling good. Today, we wanted to bowl in good areas but a couple of misfields here and there. I was just trying to bowl in good areas. Ayesha was going after us, so I was trying to keep in the blockhole. Like any other game, we wanted to give it our best. We’ve done well, now our batting needs to perform. We need to play according to the ball

  • 20:10 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Milestone alert!!

    This is Pakistan’s highest total in a T20I match against India. Bismah Maroof and Ayesha Naseem shone to propel Pakistan to a good total in the Group B match of the Women’s T20 World Cup. 

  • 20:08 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Pakistan 149/4 in 20 overs

    Top knocks from Bismah Maroof (68*) and Ayesha Naseem (43*) guide Pakistan to a total of 149/4 in 20 overs. For India, Radha Yadav scalps two wickets and leaks only 21 runs in her four-over spell. Apart from her, Deepti Sharma and Pooja Vastrakar take one wicket each. India now need 150 runs to win from 120 balls. 

  • 20:05 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: SIX

    FOUR!!! Ayesha Naseem nears her fifty as she hits another maximum on Deepti Sharma’s delivery. Naseem goes for a big shot but fails to find a good distance. However, she turns out to be lucky as Harleen Deol spills the ball over the boundary and it goes for a six.

    PAK 143/4 (19.2 overs)

  • 20:02 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Dropped

    What have you done Radha!!! Ayesha Naseem tries to play a big shot on Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s delivery but the mishit goes up in the air. The ball looks like landing safely into the hands of Radha Yadav but she drops it and Naseem gets a new life. Naseem dropped on 35*. 

    PAK 135/4 (18.5 overs)

  • 19:59 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Bismah Maroof is just unstoppable today as she hits another boundary on Ayesha Naseem’s delivery. Maroof places s hot towards the leg-side and steals four runs. Brilliant piece of batting.

    PAK 133/4 (18.3 overs)

  • 19:57 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: India are 2 overs behind the over-rate

    The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side are two overs behind the over-rate. They could be punished with one more player inside the circle. 

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Fifty for Maroof

    Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof brings up her half-century in style as she hits a brilliant boundary on Pooja Vastrakar’s delivery. She takes 45 balls to cross the 50-run mark and scores her 12th half-century in the shortest format. Brilliant batting from the skipper. 

    PAK 120/4 (17.1 overs)

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Good over from Gayakwad

    After Renuka Singh conceded 18 runs in her over, Rajeshwari Gayakwad leaks only 7 runs off the previous over and controls the run flow. Bismah Maroof (46*) and Ayesha Naseem (33*) are standing strong for Pakistan.

    PAK 116/4 (17 overs)

  • 19:45 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!! After smashing a six, Ayesha goes on to hit a brilliant boundary on Renuka Singh’s delivery. She perfectly lofts a shot between the long-on and long-off fielder and steals four runs. With this, Pakistan cross the 100-run mark.

    PAK 102/4 (15.3 overs)

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Ayesha Naseem changes the gear and smashes a huge maximum on Renuka Singh’s delivery. She hammers it over the long-off as the ball goes sailing over the fence for a six. Brilliant batting from Ayesha.

    PAK 98/4 (15.2 overs)

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Radha leaks 8 runs

    Bismah Maroof and Ayesha Naseem are steadily taking Pakistan ahead in the game as they score 8 runs off the previous over, bowled by Radha Yadav. In the remaining five overs, Pakistan will eye a decent total. 

    PAK 91/4 (15 overs)

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: 9 runs off the over

    Pooja Vastrakar concedes 9 runs off the previous over after Ayesha Naseem hits a boundary. With the six overs remaining, Pakistan are now at 83/4 after 14 overs. 

  • 19:34 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Ayesha Naseem joins the party and hits a brilliant boundary on Pooja Vastrakar’s delivery. She hammers it over the mid-off boundary and steals four runs. Brilliant shot from the Pakistan batter.

    PAK 79/4 (13.2 overs)

  • 19:26 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Radha Yadav strikes again and gives India with another breakthrough as she dismisses Sidra Ameen for 11. Ameen tries to go for a reverse sweep but turns out to be unlucky as the ball hits her on the glove and the back of the bat. Rich Ghosh then takes a simple catch and Pakistan lose their fourth wicket.

    PAK 68/4 (12.1 overs)

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Pooja Vastrakar strikes as Pakistan lose their third wicket in a quick succession. The delivery hits on Nida Dar’s glove and goes straight into the hands of Richa Ghosh, behind the stumps. Dar departs without opening her run tally and it’s a matter of concern for Pakistan now. 

    PAK 43/3 (7.3 overs)

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: OUT

    OUT!!!! Radha Yadav enters with a bang and provides India with another breakthrough with the wicket of Muneeba Ali. Muneeba fails to judge the delivery as the ball lands into the hands of Richa Ghosh behind the stumps, who did a brilliant job and stumps her out. Pakistan lose their second wicket.

    PAK 42/2 (6.5 overs)

  • 18:57 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! After waiting for a while, Muneeba Ali joins the party and smashes a brilliant boundary on Deepti Sharma’s delivery. She hammers a slog-sweep towards the outside off as the ball goes for a one-bounce four at the mid-wicket boundary. Brilliant piece of batting.

    PAK 39/1 (6 overs)

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Bismah hits another boundary on Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s delivery. She brilliantly sweeps it over the square leg and steals four runs. Pakistan aim for recovery after the sudden wicket of Javeria Wadood.

    PAK 31/1 (5 overs)

  • 18:48 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Back-to-back fours

    Skipper Bismah Maroof joins the party and smashes two back-to-back boundaries on Deepti Sharma’s delivery. The first one comes after she hammers a shot over the bowler’s head for a four. The second one comes after she sweeps it behind the square leg and ball simply crosses the boundary line. 

    PAK 24/1 (3.5 overs)

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Deepti Sharma gives Team India their first breakthrough as she dismisses Javeria Wadood for 8. Javeria tries to go for a square cut but Harmanpreet Kaur intercepts and takes a simple catch. First wicket gone for Pakistan, 

    PAK 10/1 (1.4 overs)

  • 18:38 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Javeria Khan hits a brilliant boundary on Deepti Sharma’s delivery. Javeria perfectly plays a reverse shot as the ball comfortably goes across the line and gives four runs to Pakistan. 

    PAK 10/0 (1.3 overs)

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Good over from Renuka

    Renuka Singh gives a good start to India in the first over as he bowls at perfect lengths and concedes only 3 runs. Deepti Sharma comes to bowl the second over for India. 

  • 18:29 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: We are underway

    The Group B match between India and Pakistan begins with Renuka Thakur coming to bowl the first over while Muneeba Ali Siddiqui and Javeria Wadood open the batting attack. 

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Smriti Mandhana misses out

    India will be missing the services of their star opening batter Smriti Mandhana, after she sustained a finger injury. She gets replaced by Harleen Deol in the Playing XI for today’s match. 

  • 18:11 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: India’s Playing XI

    India Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh

  • 18:10 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Pakistan’s Playing XI

    Pakistan Women (Playing XI): Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali(w), Bismah Maroof(c), Nida Dar, Sidra Ameen, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Aiman Anwer, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

  • 18:09 (IST)

    Women’s T20 WC Live: Here’s what Harmanpreet Kaur said at the toss

    We wanted to bat because these wickets are a bit tricky. She will be fine but we have added an extra batter for today – Harleen in there, Shikha misses out. I think these wickets will help us, we are a very good bowling side.

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