Pakistan Lose Final Warm-Up Game Against Odisha
Odisha XI 155-5 (Rath 51) beat
Pakistan Women 154 by five wickets
Women's World Cup warm-up, Cuttack
Two Women's World Cup warm-up wins in two days proved beyond Pakistan as they were beaten by five wickets by the Odisha XI in Cuttack.
They were bowled out for 154 in 46.1 overs and finally beaten when the Odisha side closed on 155 for five in 48.5 overs.
The match was the last of the scheduled warm-ups ahead of the tournament's opening match between hosts India and the West Indies on Thursday (31st January).
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Pakistan made a poor start as openers Nahida Khan (0) and Sidra Ameen (1) fell cheaply but whereas in their first warm-up game they were able to recover, this time, wickets continued to fall as Sushree Pradhan returned figures of three for 41.
Bismah Maroof made 44 and Nain Abidi 29 but it wasn't enough, as Pradhan, Gangotra Behera and Swagatika Rath made quic work of the lower order as Pakistan lost their last five wickets for 22 runs.
Sumaiya Siddiqi (1-29) and Dar (2-12) then gave Pakistan hope by reducing Odisha to 50 for three but they were knocked back by Rath hitting 51 in 50 balls and Pragyan Mohanty's unbeaten 28 in 82.
She anchored the innings as further contributions from Jyotikamal Barik (14) and Behera (6) took Odisha close to the target, with Priyanka Sahoo unbeaten on two when the winning runs were hit.
Pakistan begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on Friday (1st February).
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