Can’t repeat mistakes: Mithali Raj after India beat Pak in T20 WC

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Pakistan's batters gifted India 10 penalty runs by consistently running on the pitch as they succumbed to a seven-wicket defeat by their rivals in the Women's World Twenty20 on Sunday.

India chased down the target of 134 with six balls to spare.

With four points, the three-time champions top Group B with a better run rate over India.

Indian star Mithali Raj scored 56 off 47 balls as her partnership with Smriti Mandhana added 73 for the first wicket in 9.3 overs. They will next face Ireland on November 13 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Pakistan remain in the hunt for the knockouts in a tough group, and will need to beat New Zealand Women in their next match and hope that India lose to Australia and Ireland women.

Pakistan also contributed to their loss, dropping five catches in a dismal fielding display, while they were also penalised 10 runs for Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar continually treading on the danger areas of the pitch despite both being warned by the umpires.

The first five-run punishment was enforced in the 18th over and, after Dar reached her maiden worldwide T20 half century with a six when the fielder stepped on the rope at deep mid-wicket boundary, she was caught at extra cover next ball.

Both batters set personal bests on the way, Mahroof (53, 49b, 4x4) getting the highest score for Pakistan against India, and Dar (52, 35b, 5x4, 2x6) her first fifty in T20Is. Indian batsman scored 137 for 3 in 19 overs. Healy, who had begun her women's World T20 campaign with a whirlwind 29-ball 48, followed it up with a 31-ball 56.

Two teams each from the two groups qualify for the semifinals. With Ayesha Zafar's 21 off 22 balls being the next best contribution to Pakistan's total, the impact of Javeria's half-century was obvious. "It's important to bat and bowl well in the first 6 overs - we had some plans, I thought we did well with the ball today", Kaur said during the post-match presentation ceremony.

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