India vs New Zealand Highlights ICC Women's World Cup 2022: New Zealand beat India by 62 runs
India 198 all out in 46.4 overs And, it's all done for the day as India get all out. New Zealand beat India by 62 runs in this game of the ICC women's World Cup 2022. New Zealand continue their upper hand on India in the ICC events. India will next face West Indies on Saturday. The White Ferns are all happy faces as they shake their hands and congratulate before leaving the ground. See you then. Goodbye.
India 178/8 in 44 overs- WICKET And, it's done for India as Harmanpreet Kaur perishes. She started in her own fashion by smacking 20 runs in the 43rd over off Rowe's bowling. Even, Jhulan tried hitting some big shots but with the run-rate rising with each over, this was on the cards. Now, just formalities left for this game.
India 143/7 in 40.4 overs- WICKET Vastrakar couldn't repeat heroics with the bat as she did with the ball. India go further down. It is becoming tougher for Harmanpreet as other batters aren't contributing to the team. Jhulan Goswami joins Harmanpreet. Hope to see some hard-hitting now from this duo.
India 127/6 in 36.4 overs- WICKET Tahuhu collects the third wicket of the day as she sends Sneh Rana back to the pavilion. Rana spent time at the crease to provide support to Harmanpreet but in the end, perishes. India are quickly winding up things and now it all depends on Harmanpreet to take this chase till the end. Pooja Vastrakar, who had a memorable day with the ball comes out to bat at No 8.
India 119/5 in 34 overs Harmanpreet Kaur is the last hope for India's victory as she slowly builds a partnership with newly-in Sneh Rana. However, with the required rate rising by the over, it's going to be a tall ask for Harmanpreet to find a win.
India 97/5 in 29.4 overs- WICKET Big fish Mithali Raj is gone. India are now almost out of this match as Mithali makes way after building a good stand with Harmanpreet. And, another blow for the Indian women as the new batter Richa Ghosh gets bowled without disturbing the Kiwis. IND lose half of their side without even reaching the 100-run mark. They still need to score big runs.
India 79/3 in 26 overs India's most experienced batters are in the middle. They have slowed down after those dismissals. Mithali and Harmanpreet have to really grind for India to get this chase in their pocket. If they lose any of these two, you can almost count women in blue out of this match. The duo needs to take care of the wickets as well as the required run rate. Tough times lie ahead for them.
India 50/3 in 19.1 overs- WICKET India slip further down just after reaching the 50-run mark as Yastika after playing a handy inning finally gets out. Tahuhu grabs the second scalp of this game. Women in blue are in a state of bother now. They have a big total to chase and with the wickets falling at regular intervals, it seems difficult for them to win this. Harmanpreet Kaur joins Mithali Raj in the middle.
India 47/2 in 18 overs India struggling to rotate the strike and have lost Mandhana and Deepti Sharma. The White Ferns' seamers have bowled it really tight and again building up the pressure. Mithali could prove to be the epitome on which India can rely their chase against the Kiwis. If Yastika can play a good inning and provide a supporting hand to her skipper in this chase, she can hold onto her spot for the upcoming matches.
India 32/2 in 14 overs The ever-dependent Mithali Raj has entered the ground and once again she has to recover her team's current situation. The fresh player Yastika is taking her time but has not played any rash shots till now. The duo should look to control India's score on the board and play confidently after the woeful start they have got.
India 26/2 in 10 overs WICKET Indian top-order is collapsing. Deepti Sharma after hanging in for a while has to go after being trapped plumb in front of the wickets. India need to rebuild their innings else they can lose out the game in no time. Tahuhu bowls a good delivery that gets better of Deepti. India couldn't even get away with the luck as the review had to be overturned. Skipper Mitahli Raj comes out in the middle.
India 19/1 in 8 overs New opening combination for India. Two left-handers Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia come out the middle. India have started slow and are taking time to settle down before they can play shots. Kerr and Mackay are bowling tight lines not allowing the Indian openers to play shots. And, Kerr strikes early for NZ as Mandhana departs without scoring big. Mandhana was taking too much time and in the frustration perishes. Big wicket for the White Ferns. Deepti Sharma comes in at No 3.
INNINGS BREAK Take a breather as we will return soon with the Live coverage of India's chase.
New Zealand 260/9 in 50 overs New Zealand managed not to go all out while going past the important 250-run mark in due process. It's going to be a tall ask for the Indian batters to chase down the total. However, the recent forms of the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur among others suggest India is very much capable of achieving it. But before that, it is important to praise the efforts of Pooja Vastrakar, who finished with a career-best bowling figure of 34/4, along with the direct hit run out of in-form Suzie Bates.
New Zealand 255/9 in 49.1 overs OUT! Jhulan strikes this time in the last recognised New Zealand batter Katey Martin, who was clean bowled by a yorker after a 51-ball 41.
New Zealand 240/8 in 46.3 overs DOUBLE WICKET! Vastrakar is on fire as she castled two White Ferns tailenders with back-to-back yorkers. Very important spell from the seamer as it may contain the hosts within 250. She first found the middle and leg stump of Lea Tahuhu with an inch-perfect yorker and then yorked Jess Kerr, as the ball deflects off the back pad onto the stump.
New Zealand 233/6 in 45.1 overs OUT! Gayakwad picks her second wicket and sixth of the tournament in Jensen, who saw her stumped shattered after going across the line off a full delivery.
New Zealand 224/5 in 42.2 overs - WICKET That's the big wicket India were desperately searching for. Well-set Satterthwaite departs in an attempt to score quick runs. Vastrakar, after dropping a catch in the previous over has now pocketed a crucial wicket for her side. This wicket of the southpaw can hurt New Zealand big time as she was reading the spin brilliantly.
New Zealand 214/4 in 41 overs Satterthwaite has looked really good and flawless against Indian spinners. She is reading the turn well and playing her sweeps against bad deliveries. The southpaw now hits three boundaries against Deepti in the 40th over of the innings. Deepti must have taken a wicket but has looked a bit off-color till now. The Kiwis have crossed the 200-run mark now. India have to restrict them.
New Zealand 193/4 in 38 overs Martin has joined well-settled Satterthwaite after the dismissal of Green. They due should now look to keep rotating the strike and make NZ reach a good total. Satterthwaite should avoid hitting at this stage of the game and try to take it as far as possible. If one has to take the chance, Martin has to be that player.
New Zealand 178/4 in 34 overs Green and Satterthwaite have done well to keep the scoreboard ticking at a good rate after the last wicket. Green came in and began with two boundaries off Jhulan's over. They both have woven a 50-run stand against the women in blue. Satterthwaite has reached out to her half-century in this match. India must look to control her as she can help her side reach a good total. Just when things were looking decent for the white ferns, a bowling change of Deepti has pocketed a wicket of green. Katey Martin comes in now.
New Zealand 135-3 in 25 overs The run-rate has dipped with Kerr gone as Rana and Gayakwad keep the pressure on the White Ferns batter. However, with Satterthwaite already set, Indians can't afford to relax. Sensing the urgency, Mithali brings Jhulan Goswami back into the attack.
New Zealand 121-3 in 22 overs OUT! Gayakwad provides the breakthrough and it's the big scalp of danger woman Amelia Kerr, who falls right after reaching her half-century. She did try her luck by opting for a review after being adjudged lbw but replays confirmed that the ball hit the wicket after the right-hander failed to sweep a full delivery. Maddy Green now joins Satterthwaite in the middle.
New Zealand 120-2 in 21.3 overs Kerr brings up her sixth ODI half-century in 63 deliveries. A fine batting display by the right-hander, who took her time to settle in before opening up her arm against the Indian bowlers.
New Zealand 117-2 in 20 overs Runs are flowing free now as Amy Satterthwaite shares the burden of scoring with two boundaries in as many overs. Amelia Kerr, on the other end, is now just two runs away from her half-century. The batting duo already has added 50 runs for the third wicket.
New Zealand 90-2 in 17 overs Mithali expectedly took Deepti off after just two overs but that hardly brings any change in approach from Kerr, who welcomed righ-arm orthodox Sneh Rana with a boundary. The right-hand batter is now eight runs away from her half century while Amy is taking her sweet time to settle down at the other end. Gayakwad returns to the bowling attack from the other end.
New Zealand 75-2 in 14 overs Amelia Kerr continues the good work for the hosts after Devine's departure. She has in particular attacked Deepti Sharma, unsettling the off-spinners by taking her for 16 runs in two overs. Amy Satterthwaite takes on the role of sheet anchor at the other end.
New Zealand 54-2 in 11 overs OUT! Vastrakar it is again! She is the woman with the golden arm today as she claims the big wicket of Sophie Devine. The seamer surprised Devine, who looked in ominous form, with some extra bounce from the shorter length. The batter tried to cut it away but got a thick edge that was taken sharply by Richa Ghosh behind the sticks. Interesting bowling change from the other end as right-arm off break Deepti Sharma replaces Gayakwad after just an over.
New Zealand 51-1 in 10 overs India bring first change to bowling line-up with last-match start Rajeshwari Gayakwad replacing Meghna and the left-arm orthodox almost claimed the big wicket of Kerr, who was dropped by Yashtika Bhatia running in from fine leg. That's such a shame as Yashtika did the hard yards of running in quick from the boundary line to get under the ball but couldn't hold on to the ball. Seamer Pooja Vastrakar, meanwhile replaces Jhulan at the other end.
New Zealand 42-1 in 8 overs Mithali continues with Jhulan and Meghna and that allows Sophie Devine to consolidate on her onslaught while Kerr holds on to the other end.
New Zealand 31-1 in 5 overs Sophie Devine has quickly taken the momentum away from India with four boundaries in two overs. She has really ripped into Indian pacers with gorgeous drives and whacking through the off-side fielders. It is safe to assume that Mithali may turn to her spinners soon. So far, she is continuing with Meghna and Jhulan.
New Zealand 9-1 in 2.2 overs OUT! Pooja Vastrakar strikes with a sensational direct hit to remove Bates (5). The Indian fielder was quick running in from the cover position and was spot on with the throw while replays confirm Bates was well off the crease. Amelia Kerr is the new batter in at No.3.
New Zealand 9-0 in 2 overs Jhulan Goswami and Meghna Singh are enjoying early movement with the new ball with the latter had Suzie Bates dropped on second slip in the second over. Sophie Devine is the other White Ferns opener.
6:20 AM IST If things go as per plan, India will go top of the table with a win today. However, the hosts have a psychological edge over Mithali and Co. with a 4-1 series win in the format just before the World Cup. Indians, however, did win the last match they played against each other and it was followed by a heavy win against Pakistan. White Ferns, on the other hand, won their last game against Bangladesh after a shock defeat against West Indies.
6:15 AM IST After winning the toss, Mithali said she expects dew to play a role in the match in the 2nd innings while dryness of the surface should her their spinners early on, therefore the decision to bowl first.
6;10 AM IST PITCH REPORT Unlike the bouncy surfaces on this venue earlier, this pitch appears a bit lower and slower. Spinners are expected to get a lot of assistance as it is dry on top as well.
6:05 AM IST India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
6;00 AM IST Welcome to the live coverage of India's second match of the ICC Women's World Cup against hosts New Zealand. India's captain Mithali Raj has opted to bowl first after winning the toss. The playing XI is coming up next.