India's leading T20 runscorer Raj was caught in the deep with only eight needed, but they soon sealed victory and will seek to maintain their ideal start when they play Ireland on Thursday.
"There's no doubt the umpires are red-hot on it", Mark Taylor said on Channel Nine's match broadcast. "The Pakistan batters were warned, and so were we, but we didn't get to that point [of a penalty]".
"I thought Delany here was a little unlucky, I thought she got off [the pitch] pretty well".
Pakistan thought they had scrambled a run off the final ball of their innings, their highest World T20 total, but the formidable umpire Sue Redfern, the former England global, informed them that in running down the line of the stumps again they had incurred a second penalty. The luxury of extra runs was made possible due to Pakistan's repeated infractions of running down the danger line of the pitch in Guyana.
India chased down the target with six balls to spare, reaching 137 for three in 19 overs. Bismah Maroof and Nida Dar scored fifties after they were reduced to 30/3. On the final ball of the innings, Sidra Nawaz ran from the middle of the pitch to complete a run after coming down the track against Poonam Yadav.
The Pakistan team has some quality players in skipper Javeria Khan, veteran spinner Sana Mir and all-rounder Bismah Maroof.
Kaur revealed the move to send Raj higher up the batting order was taken, considering her proficiency against spin, which has been Pakistan's primary weapon.
"I had a chat [with the umpires]".
"It's unprofessional on our part because we were warned. It's happened in Sri Lanka as well".
Mithali opened the innings for India in the two warm-up games against England and the West Indies scoring 18 and 0 respectively.
"We were told before getting in to bat that those 10 runs were because the Pakistan batters were running on the danger end and they were warned".
Player of the Match Mithali Raj said India too had been given a warning, but they were careful not to repeat it.