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Mithali Raj fifty steers India to victory

12 Nov 2018, 04:42 GMT+10

3:00 AM ET

India 137 for 3 (Raj 56) beat Pakistan 133 for 7 (Maroof 53, Dar 52) by seven wickets

First, there was the silly - four dropped catches - one where the fielder ran away from the ball instead of towards it - and 10 penalty runs - punishment given to Pakistan for traipsing up and down the danger area of the pitch. And then there was the sublime - the cricket world knows just how fun it is to bat but Mithali Raj just makes it look so darn good. Her 15th T20I half-century wrapped up India's victory over Pakistan with six balls and seven wickets to spare.

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