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