Mithali Raj stars for Rest of the World Women's XI
Indian skipper Mithali Raj scored 67 to help Rest of the World Women's XI outplay Marylebone Cricket Club Women by 41 runs in a match arranged as part of the Lord's bicentenary celebrations
London: Indian skipper Mithali Raj scored 67 to help Rest of the World Women's XI outplay Marylebone Cricket Club Women by 41 runs in a match arranged as part of the Lord's bicentenary celebrations.
Electing to bat, the World XI side rode on half-centuries from Mithali and Australia captain Meg Lanning (59) to post a formidable 283 for nine in 50 overs.
Aussie Elysse Perry also contributed with a useful 49 while Indian all-rounder Jhulan Goswami struck an unbeaten 27 to provide the necessary momentum in the end.
MCC medium-pacer Kate Cross bagged four wickets as off-spinner Danielle Hazell picked two. Chasing 284 for victory, the MCC openers provided a solid 98-run platform in the first 20 overs as England skipper Charlotte Edwards (70) and Heather Knight (51) stood firm.
But after the duo's exit, Pakistan off-spinner Sana Mir turned the fortunes around for the World XI side as MCC batswomen fell like a pack of cards. Having an experience of 66 ODIs, Sana returned with figures of 4 for 36 in 9.4 overs to help bundle MCC out for 242 in 49.4 overs.