ICC Women's World Cup Match 27 - India v New Zealand, Derby

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  • Suzie Bates, the New Zealand captain won the toss and sent India to bat taking into account the overcast conditions
  • Lea Tauhu got New Zealand off to a perfect start snapping up the inform Punam Raut for 4, caught driving in the slips.
  • Mithali Raj brought some stability to the innings,as she notched up yet another half-century, her tenth this calendar year, to guide India forward.
  • She was ably supported by Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored a fine 59 in 89 deliveries, stitching a 131-run partnership for the third wicket with her captain
  • Veda Krishnamurthy smacked a belligerent 45-ball 70 with seven fours and two sixes, stitching a 108-run partnership with Raj, as India reached a formidable 265 for 7 in their 50 overs
  • Mithali Raj continued her impeccable form in the tournament as she notched up her sixth ODI century
  • New Zealand was rocked early in the chase, losing both its openers in quick succession
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad, then got into the act and created havoc, picking up five wickets for 15 runs in her 7.3 overs
  • Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami and Punam Raut shared four wickets amongst themselves to further sink New Zealand
  • It was a comfortable win for the Indians in the end, as they booked their place in the semi-finals of the tournament by skittling out New Zealand for 79, registering a thumping 187-run victory in the process