LAHORE - South Asian Games gold medallist India got rid of their traditional rival Pakistan in the first semi-final of the first-ever SAFF Women's Football Championship Monday at the Cox's Bazar Stadium. Other last four-stage tie will be between Bangladesh and Nepal on Tuesday (today) at same time and same venue. India will take on the winner of the second semi-final match to be played between Bangladesh and Nepal today in the final on December 23. Bala Devi fired in a hat-trick as India earned big win. Bala Devi (18th, 31st and 32nd minutes), Gayatri (26th and 39th), Sasmita Mallick (33rd), Amoolya (45th) and Manpreet Kaur (88th) were the goal scorers for India in the semifinal match at Cox's Bazar Stadium. Indian coach Shahid Jabbar, who has prepared his team with matches against Indian U-19 and U-16 boys said, if it were cricket or hockey, Indo-Pak encounter would have been dubbed as a mouth-watering contest. Even a men's football contest would have had the makings of a fierce battle as both the team have one victory each in last five years. But in women's football, both are poles apart and hence semifinal was almost a forgone conclusion. The last time, in the 11th South Asian Games in January this year India walked home with a 6-0 victory. And it is not expected to be anything different after the performances that these two teams have put on so far in the tournament. Regional power-house India have comfortably won all their matches in the group phase and semi scoring a staggering 39 goals and are yet to concede any. On the other hand, Pakistan started their campaign well with two wins against relatively weak oppositions, but when they came up against a strong Nepal and Indian side, they were helpless.