India eves and New Zealand Women are up against each other in a must win encounter to reach into semis of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 here at County Ground in Derby.
Both teams started the tournament with a bang but eventually lost the momentum in the later stage of the tourney and see it boils down to this. Do or die. Kiwis won the toss and invited India to bat first in the virtual knock-out.
New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Suzie Bates(c), Rachel Priest(w), Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Sophie Devine, Katie Perkins, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek
India Women (Playing XI): Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
Here are the live updates:
#India win. Defeat Kiwis by 186 runs to reach semifinals. Courtesy Rajeshwari's fifer and Mithali's century.
# New Zealand after 18 overs: 52-4
# India scored 265 runs, New Zealand has now a not so easy target to chase.
# Veda Krishnamurthy has played a wonderful cameo. She scored 70 in just 45 balls.
# Hundred comes up for the skipper. And she does it in a must win encounter.
# After 40 overs, India are 175/4.
# OUT! another wicket goes down, Deepali departs for a duck. 0(7)
# OUT! Kasperek sends Harmanpreet Kaur back to hut. She departs after scoring a fifty.
# India Score after 22 overs: 74/2 Mithali 40(60), Harmanpreet Kaur 15(37)
# Play has resumed and Indian skipper and Harmanpreet Kaur have the task to rebuild India innings after openers fall cheaply.
# Match stopped due to rain. India are 60/2 in 17.5 overs, Mithali Raj 33(42), 10(30)
# India after 10 overs: 31/2 Mithali 12(17), Harmanpreet Kaur 2(8)
# OUT! Another wicket down, Mandhana departs yet again. after a fifty and hundred in first two matches, she has failed continuously.
Big game for India's women. Need to be careful they have enough on the board. Cannot afford to be too conservative especially if rain around— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 15, 2017
# OUT! The first blow has come too early. Not the start India wanted. The last match centurion Punam Raut departs.
# Mandhana and Punam Raut are at the crease. Mandhana is on strike. Kasperek will open the attack.
# India will bat first. Kiwis won the toss and they have invited India to bat first in a must win the encounter.