“Firstly, it was my dream to play in the World Cup and when you perform so well in the opening game, it boosts your confidence. I just want to contribute to the team in every way possible and today I did it somewhere,” said Rana in a video posted on BCCI TV.
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Fighting knocks of Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar were backed up by an all-round bowling performance as India defeated Pakistan.
“I enjoyed my partnership with Pooja. I know she is a hard hitter and we both are strike rotators as well. It was my first partnership with her and I had a great time batting with her,” she added.
Pooja Vastrakar (67), Smriti Mandhana (52) and Sneh Rana (53*) were the standout performers as India posted 244/7. Vastrakar and Rana formed a 122-run stand for the seventh wicket. In the final five overs, India scored more runs to take the total past the 240-run mark.
India will next lock horns against New Zealand in the tournament on Thursday.