KARACHI: Pakistan women team created history when they qualified for the semi-finals of the Kabaddi World Cup at Mansa, India, on Tuesday after beating Mexico in their Group B’s last outing.
Pakistan, who are appearing for the first time in the event, overwhelmed their rivals 49-24 to set date with India in the semi-final. Pakistan’s skipper Madiha Latif, Neelam Riaz, Syeda Khanum Shah, Sameera Riaz and Sadia did a fine job in the do-or-die battle.
After losing to Denmark 39-45 in the first outing, Pakistan had kept themselves alive by thrashing England 41-30 in their second meeting.“I am proud of my team as it qualified for the semi-finals in its first appearance in the World Cup,” Madiha Latif told media.She said the game between Pakistan and India would be interesting. “Our players are ready to beat India,” said Latif.