Women's World Cup: Diana Edulji hails Ekta Bisht's super show at Derby

Left-arm spinner's fifer nails Pak in World Cup

Diana EduljiDiana Edulji

Former India captain and current Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) member, Diana Edulji was not surprised to watch left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht claim five wickets to help India beat Pakistan by 95 runs in a low-scoring Women's World Cup game at Derby, England yesterday.

"Ekta loves bowling against Pakistan. She had a five-wicket haul against them in the qualifier as well in Colombo and she repeated it here. She is a wicket-taking bowler, not a defensive bowler, who loves trying different angles and variety. She is a very intelligent bowler and India are lucky to have her," said Edulji.

Ekta BishtEkta Bisht

'It was a little scary'
Edulji also hailed the Indian team's sizzling performance against Pakistan. "It was a very good victory; was a little scary at the beginning when we were not getting runs on the board and with the top order not clicking.

"But a nice cameo by Sushma Verma (33 off 35 balls) towards the end gave us a decent total (169 for 9 in 50 overs). This win is a good confidence-booster," Edulji told mid-day last night. "I like the way Mansi bowls. It was her first game in the World Cup and I think with experience she will become a better bowler.

'Knew we'd do it'
"Once we got the breakthrough in the beginning, I knew we would be able to bundle them out because they (Pakistan) are not very good chasers. I was quite confident that we would be able to defend our total because the quality of our spinners is far superior," she said.

95 No. of runs by which the Indian team beat Pakistan

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