ICC WT20: Roy Inspires Comprehensive Indian Win
India Women 78-5 (Chopra 37no) beat
Pakistan Women 75 (Roy 5-16, Dhar 3-13) by five wickets
ICC Women's World Twenty20 Group B, Taunton
Priyanka Roy picked up five for 16 as India Women routed Pakistan Women by five wickets to get off the mark in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 at Taunton.
Roy's efforts, as well as three for 13 from Rumeli Dhar, ensured that Pakistan were bowled out for 75 with a ball to spare. Anjum Chopra then scored an unbeaten 37 to guide India to victory in the 18th over.
Pakistan scored 18 runs before the wickets began to tumble, Dhar removing the top three batters, Bismah Maroof (6), Nain Abidi (17) and Sajjida Shah (0) before Roy's leg-spin put India in complete control.
Urooj Mumtaz was caught and bowled by Gouhar Sultana and Roy then ran through the rest of the order as Pakistan went from 40 for four to 75 all out, Almas Akram the next best scorer after Abidi with just 12.
Chopra anchored India's innings as Pakistan fought hard, grabbing five wickets, the left-hander facing 52 balls in all.
Asmavia Iqbal, Qanita Jalil, Sana Mir, and Javeria Khan all picked up a wicket as India wobbled but Chopra ensured the match was sealed and she hit five fours.
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