India beat Pakistan by 10 wickets in World Cup opener

March 7th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Mar 7 (ANI): India on Saturday started its World Cup campaign in style and thrashed Pakistan by 10 wickets in the opening match of the tournament.

India won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Indian team bowled with a great length and line and shot out the Pakistani team for a paltry 57 in 29 overs.

Indian openers Anjum Chopra and Anagha Deshpande scored 17 and 26 runs respectively and guided India to victory in only 10 overs.

For Pakistan only Sana Mir (17) and opener Nain Abidi (10) put up some resistance as all other bats-women failed to touch the double-digit mark.

Three of their players could not even open their accounts.

Indian Rumeli Dhar wreaked havoc as she accounted for three Pakistani players with an incredible figures of 8-5-7-3.

Anju Sharma and Priyanka Roy took two wickets each. (ANI)

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