Mithali Raj effusive in praise of Ekta Bisht

Mithali Raj effusive in praise of Ekta Bisht

Tags: India Women, Pakistan Women, Sri Lanka Women, Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht, Best bowler

Published on: Jul 04, 2017

India captain Mithali Raj was all praise for left-arm-arm spinner Ekta Bisht after her five-wicket haul saw India overcome Pakistan in the blockbuster clash on Sunday.

Bisht finished with excellent figures of 5 for 18 as India defended a low total against Pakistan. "Ekta has always delivered when given the new ball. I am very proud of her; her spell was so crucial. Her first spell got the team back into the game," Mithali said.

The Women in Blue finished on 169/9 from their 50 overs, and Raj admitted the team was nervous. "There were some anxious moments," she added.

Raj also added that there were a lot of strategies since they were defending a small total. "I believe when you're defending a small total, you come up with a lot of strategies. "When you intend to become the top side, the bowling side should be able to come back and perform the way the girls have done today," the 34-year-old explained.

India now have all their three games and will now face Sri Lanka on July 5.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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