India's women start with a win

India U-21 168 for 5 (David 58*) beat Pakistan 135 by 33 runs

India's Under-21 women's side kicked off their first tour of Pakistan with a comfortable 33-run victory over the Pakistan national side in Lahore.
The Indians cashed in on some sloppy bowling and fielding by the novice Pakistani team to finish with 168 for 5 in their allotted 40 overs, including 40 extras. The highlight of the innings was a knock of 58 from Diana David, while Nabila Gulzar, a right-arm medium-pace bowler, was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 20.

In reply, Pakistan fumbled after a confident start, with four of their players falling to run outs. They were eventually bundled out for 135 in the 38th over. Shamsa Hashmi, their captain, top-scored with 30 and Armana Khan hit 29.

Karuna Jain, India's captain, gave credit to the Pakistanis for a hard fight. "It was a tough match and although Pakistan have recently started playing at higher level they put up a brave fight and made us tense at moments." Hashmi blamed too many extras and sloppy running for their defeat.

Both India and Pakistan wore the respective blue and green colours worn by the men in the one-day arena, instead of the white kits reserved for Tests. India are scheduled to play four one-dayers during their week-long tour of Pakistan, the first to the country by any women sport's team