Women's WC: India hands Pakistan 107-run defeat

India produced an all-around effort to cruise to a 107-run win against Pakistan and begin their ICC Women's World Cup campaign on a positive note on Sunday.Half-centuries by Pooja Vastrakar (67), Smriti Mandhana (52), and Sneh Rana (53 not out) helped India post a tricky 244 for seven after the team opted to bat.

The Indian bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (4/31), then dismissed Pakistan for 137 in 43 overs. Earlier, India was under pressure after opener Shafali Verma was dismissed for a duck.

A 92-run stand between Mandhana (52 off 75) and Deepti Sharma (40) helped steady the ship while Rana (53 not out) and Vastrakar's (67) 122-run partnership took India to a respectable total.