Twitter reacts as Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana's record-breaking stand guides India to 244/7 vs Pakistan

Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana added 122 runs for the 7th wicket [Image- Twitter]
Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana added 122 runs for the 7th wicket [Image- Twitter]

Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana put up a record-breaking stand in India's opening clash at the Women's World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

India got off to a poor start after Shafali Verma failed to score big once again. Smriti Mandhana held the innings together and was supported by a solid innings from Deepti Sharma (40 of 57 deliveries)

They put up 92 runs for the second wicket in 19 overs, as Mandhana reached yet another half-century. Pakistan bowlers Nashra Sandhu and Anan Amin then sent both batters packing in quick succession. The double blow was further harmed by a passive innings from Mithali Raj. She departed after a struggling innings of nine runs in 36 deliveries.

This is now the first century partnership by an Indian pair for 7th or lower wicket in Women's ODIs.Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar took India from 114/6 at one stage to 215/6 now. #CWC22 #INDvPAK

As more wickets tumbled, India found themselves struggling at 114/6 in the 34th over. Pooja and Rana, however, showed incredible mental strength and game awareness to lead the fight back for India.

They started off slow by nudging the ball around for singles and doubles. The duo picked up the pace as they started cutting, pulling and driving the Pakistani bowlers at the Bay Oval. Their sumptuous stroke play helped India register their first 100+ run stand for the seventh wicket.

In the process, Pooja and Rana also notched up their highest individual scores for India in ODI cricket. Their 122-run partnership in 96 deliveries helped India post a respectable total of 244/7 in 50 overs.

Brilliant strokeplay, even better game awareness. A treat to watch!

Pooja was dismissed after scoring a 59-ball 67. Rana stayed unbeaten on 53 (off 48 deliveries). Pakistan have never scored more than 200 against India in ODI history and will have to break their highest-scoring record against the Women in Blue to win the game.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Pooja Vastrakar & Sneh Rana's brilliant counterattack in India's match against Pakistan:

Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar have given India a chance in this game. Seemed curtains when Mithali was out and it was 114-6. Should be a really good game
A record 122-run stand between Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana takes India to 244-7 ๐Ÿ™ŒPakistan need 245 to get their first ODI win over India - which team will be happier at the halfway stage?#PAKvIND | #CWC22 LIVE โฌ‡๏ธ
It is first time two India batters have scored a 50 on World Cup debut - Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar. Together they also created a new World Record today - the highest ever 7th wicket partnership (122 runs) in ODIs. #CWC22
Pooja Vastrakar becomes the 4th ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndian batter to score a half-century on World Cup debut.Other 3 players to score a Fifty on World Cup debut are:Anju Jain Mithali Raj Smriti Mandhana#CWC22 #CricketTwitter #TeamIndia
When Pooja Vastrakar first came into the Indian team, in 2018, as an 18-y-o, Mithali Raj nicknamed her "Chhota Hardik", after Hardik Pandya, because of the likeness in their slender frames and flamboyant batting styles. Vastrakar is putting the latter to good use today. #CWC22
Superb 67 by World Cup debutant Pooja Vastrakar. She and Sneh Rana have put India into strong position putting on 122 for the 7th one stage India were 114-6. Pressure entirely on Pak now #WWC2022
Take a bow, Pooja Vastrakar โค๏ธFifty on her ODI World Cup Debut for ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ#CWC22 #INDvPAK
No.8 Indian batters Scoring Half Century in WorldcupRavindra Jadeja vs NZ (2019)Pooja Vastrakar vs PAK (Today)*#INDvPAK #TeamIndia
Pooja Vastrakar striking the ball pretty well, specially the cut shots
Held myself back from tweeting due to possible jinxing, but cant hold back from appreciating the fightback from Sneh and Pooja. Such resilience! #CWC22 #INDvPAK
This partnership :๐ŸŽฏ Highest 7th wicket partnership for India in ODIs๐ŸŽฏ Highest 7th wicket partnership against Pak in ODIs๐ŸŽฏHighest 7th wicket partnership in Women's ODI World Cup๐ŸŽฏ Highest score in ODIs by Sneh Rana๐ŸŽฏ Highest score in ODIs by Pooja Vastrakar#INDvPAK
This is just phenomenal batting by these 2 Indian Batters - Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMatch changing partnership for sure ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Pooja Vastrakar 5โƒฃ0โƒฃ ๐Ÿ†โœ… Highest score by an Indian number 8.#CWC22 @Vastrakarp25
Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Ranaโ€ฆallowing India to breathe again. Dream again. #IndvPak #WWC22
Pooja Vastrakar & Sneh Rana have run the best than any Indian pair ever has for quite a while.๐Ÿ‘- Tap and run- 1s to 2s- Now 2 to 3Proactive & aggressive. Putting pressure on the outfielders and forcing mistakes. #INDvPAK
Take a bow, Pooja! A sensational knock under so much pressure.
Representing one's nation at the World Cup is always a special feeling. Wishing our women's team all the best for the #CWC22 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป @BCCIWomen
52 Runs75 Balls 3x4 1x6SR: 69.33Smriti Mandhana gave ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India the start they needed. Departs after a well-made 52 Runs. #CWC22 #SmritiMandhana ๐Ÿ“ธDisney+Hotstar
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Smriti Mandhana's last 5 innings in ODIs:52 vs ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPAK, (today)71 vs ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNZ, 202213 vs ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNZ, 202222 vs ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAUS, 202186 vs ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAUS, 2021#CWC22 #INDvPAK
Mithali's Wicket Costed Pakistan a lot...We Should have let her bat..#INDvPAK
#TeamPakistan Scores vs #TeamIndia in WODIs:9694159/6141/893/95776192/77467Just get close to 200, girls!
Before Mithali Raj came to crease:96/2 in 22 overs.With Mithali at crease:18/4 in 11.1 overs.Post Mithali dismissal:56/0 in 7.5 overs.This is trend & loss of momentum in almost every innings Mithali plays. Even if she scores 50 every match, she is a net negative impact.
Mithali Rajโ€™s wicket was a blessing in Disguise. If she is not out india wouldโ€™ve been 40 runs less than where they are now. Vastrakar added the much needed impetus #CWC22
India scored 18 runs and lost 4 wkts in 12 overs after Mithali came to crease.Thes3 two have scored 0/27 in last 5.#CWC22 #TeamIndia
2500 Runs in Odis for this elegant batter. Smriti Mandhana ๐Ÿ’™ #CWC22

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