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27-Feb-2020 07:07:00 GMT
ICC Women T20 World Cup 2020

India Women Booked semifinal berth with third consecutive win

Melbourne: In the women's T20 World Cup group match, the Indian team defeated New Zealand by four runs.

With this, India has secured a place in the semi-finals. In the match played in Melbourne on Thursday,

India lost the toss and scored 133 for 8.

In response, the New Zealand team could score 129 for 6. this is India's third consecutive victory in the tournament. In the first match, the team defeated Australia by 17 and then Bangladesh by 18 runs.

For India, opener and player of the match Shefali Verma scored the highest 46 runs and Tania Bhatia scored 23 runs.

At the same time, Amelia Kerr and Rosemary Marr took 2–2 wickets each for New Zealand. Captain Sophie Devine, Lee Tahuhu and Lag Kasperek had 1–1 success.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy not reached double digit. Deepti (8 runs) off Sophie Devine was caught by Hayley Jensen. Lagas Kasperek caught by Harmanpreet on 1.

At the same time, Veda was lbw by Amelia Kerr for 6 runs. Rosemary Marr took two wickets. She caught Tania Bhatia (23 runs) and Jemima Rodriguez (10 runs) caught by Amelia Kerr.

Brief scores:
India women 133 for8 (Shafali 46, Kerr 2-21, Mair 2-27) beat New Zealand women 129 for 6 (Kerr 34*, Martin 25) by four runs

Earlier Smriti Mandhana returned to the pavilion after scoring 11 runs. He was clean bowled by Lee Tahuhu.

In the New Zealand innings, Rajeshwari Gaikwad sent Meddy Green to the pavilion.

Green (24 runs) was caught by wicketkeeper Tania Bhatia.

Poonam Yadav dismissed Kiwi captain Sophie Devine for 14 runs.

Hercatch was taken by Radha Yadav.

Deepti Sharma clean bowled Suzy Bates for 6 runs.

Shikha Pandey sent Rachel Priest to the pavilion.

Radha was caught by Priest playing for 12 runs.

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