Women's World Cup Qualifier: India beats Pakistan to enter final

India bowled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking it to bat at the toss. The team then achieved the target in just 22.3 overs, scoring 70 for three.

Indian captain Mithali Raj.   -  AP

India continued its unbeaten run at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers, beating Pakistan by seven wickets to enter the final.

India bowled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking it to bat at the toss. The team then achieved the target in just 22.3 overs, scoring 70 for three.

Ekta Bisht shone for India with an impressive five-wicket haul. Shikha Pandey chipped in with a couple of wickets.

The two bowlers ran through the Pakistani batting line-up.

Pakistan kept losing wickets regularly and only two of its batters could reach double-digit mark.

Chasing a modest target, India rode on responsible knocks from Deepti Sharma (29 not out) and Harmanpreet Kaur (24) to reach the target with 165 balls to spare.

Brief score:

Pakistan: 67 all out in 43.4 overs (Ayesha Zafar 19; Ekta Bisht 5/8, Shikha Pandey 2/9).

India: 70 for 3 in 22.3 overs (Deepti Sharma 29 not out, Harmanpreet Kaur 24; Sadia Yousuf 2/19).