Women’s World Cup, India Women vs West Indies Women: Twitter Hails Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur After Indian Duo Score Centuries

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India batters Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored centuries to power the team to a total of 317 for eight against West Indies in their ongoing Women’s World Cup match at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. Mandhana hit a blistering 123 off 119 balls while Harmanpreet complemented her with a knock 109 off 107 balls as India recovered from losing three quick wickets to post a dominant total. The cricketing fraternity took to Twitter and hailed the pair for their batting exploits against West Indies.

Here’s how the world reacted to Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s centuries:

“Itni lambi innings me @mandhana_smriti ne kitni baar kaha “arrey Harry di hasso na yaar.” Superb guys. It was a delight to watch..!!!
@ImHarmanpreet,” India women’s cricketer Harleen Deol tweeted.

“So happy to see @mandhana_smriti score another #TeamIndia always looks a completely different side when she is in the runs,” former Australia women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar wrote on Twitter.

“Goddess through the off side Terrific innings under pressure, well played @mandhana_smriti,” former India opener Wasim Jaffer wrote on Twitter.

“That was some innings from Smriti Mandhana! So classy and equally powerful on both sides. Joy to watch,” senior cricket analyst and commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted.

“Smriti Mandhana & Harmanpreet Kaur Clinical from India!! Womens IPL???,” a journalist wrote on Twitter.

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“Well played, Harmanpreet Kaur. She scored brilliant 109 runs from 107 balls including 10 fours and 2 Sixes against West Indies Women in the World Cup 2022. Superb Innings Harmanpreet Kaur,” a fan tweeted.

“Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur masterclass for India – great centuries & great partnership,” another fan wrote.

With India reeling at 78 for three at one stage, Mandhana and Harmanpreet added 184 runs for the fourth wicket.

The onus will now be on the Indian bowlers to get the job done for the team.

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India Women vs West Indies Women, Women’s World Cup: Hayley Matthews Takes Incredible One-Hander To Dismiss Deepti Sharma. Watch

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Watch: Hayley Matthews takes a brilliant one-handed catch to dismiss Deepti Sharma.© Twitter

Hayley Matthews continued West Indies women’s impressive outing in the field in the ongoing Women’s World Cup as she took a breathtaking one-handed catch at first slip off Anisa Mohammed’s bowling to help her team dismiss India batter Deepti Sharma on Saturday. Post Deepti’s wicket, India were on the backfoot after a bright start from openers Yastika Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana. Deepti was starting to look threatening, having scored 15 runs off just 20 balls before Mohammed’s ball found the edge of her bat. The swing off the bat was quite hard and it took a brilliant reflex diving catch by Matthews to get rid of the batter.

West Indies Women have set quite a benchmark so far in the tournament with some tremendous fielding and catching.

Deandra Dottin, for example, has been the highlight of the tournament with her superb one-handed diving catch in the point region in their match against England to dismiss batter Lauren Winfield Hill.

India skipper Mithali Raj, earlier today, won the toss and decided to bat first. A decision which comes after India opted to field and chase against hosts New Zealand in their last game, which they went on to lose by 62 runs.

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India went in with an unchanged side with Yastika Bhatia keeping her place at the top of the order. Youngster Shafali Verma continued to warm the bench after being left out in the last match as well against New Zealand.

At the time of writing this, India were going strong after losing three wickets in quick succession. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet scored fine half-centuries to put India on track of a big score.

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Women’s World Cup, INDW vs WIW: Smriti Mandhana Shines For India, Scores Her 5th ODI Century

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Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana starred for India, scoring her fifth ODI century.© AFP

India batter Smriti Mandhana on Saturday scored her fifth ODI century during the ongoing Women’s World Cup match against West Indies at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. Mandhana took just 108 balls to reach triple figures, smashing nine boundaries and two sixes.

Earlier, India had won the toss and skipper Mithali Raj elected to bat.

Mithali Raj also scripted a massive record on Saturday as she went past former Australia skipper Belinda Clarke for most appearances as captain at the Women’s World Cups.

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Clarke had captained Australia in 23 matches.

More to follow…

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India Women vs West Indies Women: Mithali Raj Scripts Massive Record In Women’s World Cup History

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Mithali Raj has now captained in most number of matches at Women’s World Cups.© Instagram

India skipper Mithali Raj on Saturday scripted a massive record in the ongoing Women’s World Cup. With India electing to bat against West Indies in their third match of the tournament at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, Raj has now made the most appearances as captain in Women’s World Cup history. She went past former Australian women’s team captain Belinda Clark, who had led her team in 23 matches. With the West Indies match on Saturday, Mithali is captaining India for the 24th time in World Cups.

Mithali will be hoping to cap the record with a win over the West Indies, with India having lost one match and won one in the ongoing tournament so far.

India defeated Pakistan in their tournament opener but crashed to a heavy defeat vs New Zealand in their next game, losing by 62 runs.

New Zealand posted 260 for nine in 50 overs to set a target of 261 runs for India. Amy Satterthwaite top-scored for her side with a knock of 75 runs off 84 balls. Meanwhile, Amelia Kerr hammered 50 runs off 64 deliveries.

Pooja Vastrakar took four wickets for the Indian bowling department and was in good form. Meanwhile, Rajeshwari Gayakward also bagged two wickets.

Chasing a target of 261, India were bowled out for 198 in 46.4 overs. Despite a knock of 71 runs off 63 balls by Harmanpreet Kaur, India failed to seal a win at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

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Meanwhile, Mithali managed to register 31 runs off 56 balls.

Lea Tahuhu was in good form for New Zealand and bagged three wickets, as did Kerr.

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ICC Women’s World Cup, India vs West Indies: Live Cricket Score, Live Updates

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Women’s World Cup Live: India face West Indies in their league stage game in Hamilton.© AFP

India face West Indies in their upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup fixture at Seddon Park in Hamilton, on Saturday. India will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways after losing their second league stage fixture to New Zealand by a huge margin, after defeating Pakistan in their opener. India had a poor batting display against the White Ferns, losing by 62 runs. The likes of Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma will be hoping to improve their performance in the next match. Meanwhile, West Indies have won both their matches, registering wins against New Zealand and England. With two points at stake, both sides will be aiming for a win in Hamilton. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India Women vs West Indies Women, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, League Stage, Seddon Park, Hamilton

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ICC Women’s World Cup, West Indies vs India: Senior Players Need To Take More Responsibility, Says India Coach Ramesh Powar After New Zealand Defeat

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“Surprised” by the lack of intent shown by the Indian top-order in the loss against New Zealand, head coach Ramesh Powar has urged the team’s senior players to take more responsibility starting with the ICC Women’s World Cup match against West Indies, on Saturday. The Indian top-order failed to fire once again as the Mithali Raj-led side scored just 50 runs off 20 overs while chasing 261 to eventually suffer a 62-run loss against hosts New Zealand on Thursday. “I think it was one of those days where things didn’t go our way and honestly I was also surprised the way we batted 20 overs,” Powar said at the virtual pre-match conference on the eve of the team’s game against West Indies.

“And if you look back (at the) last six games, which we have played against New Zealand, we were executing our plans well.”

Powar said the team has been given ample opportunities to practice in the lead up to the tournament and it is now time to deliver.

“I want seniors to be putting their hand up, like Mithali (Raj), Smriti (Mandhana), Jhulan (Goswami), and win us the games single-handedly, because their participation and contributions in the win will brush off on the younger players,” said Powar.

“I think it is the pressure of the World Cup but I don’t want to give any excuses. This is the right time to put your hand up and put up the performances.

“We have been training for last six months, we have been to England, Australia, we have been to New Zealand early, so we have got every practice opportunity which was needed, so it is time as a group to stand up and deliver,” added Powar.

The former spinner also urged the top five batters in the side to be more consistent.

“Going forward, I expect her (Harmanpreet Kaur) to be consistent and I expect everyone from the top five to be consistent.”

India next meet an in-form West Indies side, which has already upset defending champions England and host New Zealand in their opening two matches.

The coach stressed on the need to show intent in the first 10 overs.

“(Sneh) Rana and Pooja (Vastrakar) are part of team India and we have been working hard on each and every player – be it pure batter or the all-rounder.

“These things will happen when the top three-four will struggle (and) bottom three will perform it is a team game, where someone has to cover for someone, everyone will not perform every game.

“Going forward it is important to show some intent when you bat in the first 10 overs,” said the former India spinner.

“And if you look around this World Cup, chasing is not easy but it was a good wicket to chase upon and we have messed up in the first 20 overs where I was expecting momentum and intent,” he stated.

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Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur is back amongst runs after enduring a rough patch and Powar is confident the right-hander is cable of winning matches single-handed.

“If someone is out of form, that player is getting into form, I am happy. I was never disappointed when she was out of form, because I know what kind of player she is, I have coached her in 2018 and I know her capabilities, she can win you games single-handedly,” said Powar.

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Women’s World Cup: Indian Batters Need To Raise Their Game Against West Indies

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India’s under-performing top-order will be keen to display way more intent to bring the team’s campaign back on track when it squares off against a dangerous West Indies in the third league game of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Saturday. Currently placed fifth after a demoralising 62-run loss to New Zealand, India would like to get back to winning ways as back-to-back defeat can cause loss in momentum, especially when they are playing one game after another on the bounce.

The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, the young Yastika Bhatia and all-rounder Deepti Sharma were all criticised for not getting a move-on against New Zealand in India’s chase of 261 and despite Harmanpreet Kaur’s 62-ball-71, the team ended up being outplayed by 62 runs.

It is understood that Shafali Verma, despite her ‘blow hot, blow cold’ form, will be back in the playing eleven, and would be expected to lend pace to innings, something which Yastika Bhatia failed to do in the previous game.

The Indian batters played out an inexplicable 162 dot balls, equivalent to 27 overs, in the last game against White Ferns and the match was as good as over when they scored only 50 off the first 20 overs.

Head coach Ramesh Powar was very blunt and critical of the team’s show on the eve of the game against the likes of Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, and Anisa Mohammed.

“I think it was one of those days where things didn’t go our way and honestly I was also surprised with the way we batted for 20 overs. (But) if you look back (at the) last six games, which we have played against New Zealand, we were executing our plans well,” Powar told reporters ahead of their game.

Mithali, playing her last tournament, has been in very poor form and even Mandhana has looked scratchy putting a lot of pressure on the likes of Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana.

No wonder, coach Powar made it clear that he want the seniors to accept more responsibility.

“I think it is the pressure, I think of the World Cup but I don’t want to give any excuses. This is the right time to put your hand up and put up the performances, because we have been training for last six months,” Powar was very curt.

“We have been to England, Australia, we have been to New Zealand early, so we have got every practice opportunity which was needed, so it is time as a group to stand up and deliver,” one could gauge the irritation in his voice.

One of the poor call by Neetu David-led selection committee has been non-inclusion of opening batter S Meghana, who showed a lot of spark in her comeback ODI series against New Zealand.

She was middling the ball well and unfortunately didn’t make the cut in the World Cup squad, which was picked much earlier.

For West Indies, it has been a good start to the tournament and skipper Taylor would want one more inspirational performance from her band of women, who defended a mediocre total of 225 against defending champions England in the last game.

Taylor’s biggest advantage is her multiple bowling options and she was able to use as many as eight bowlers in the last game against England.

While Dottin’s airborne catch to dismiss Lauren Winfield-Hill was the highlight of the Windies’ show against England, what would make Indians wary is the fact that the Caribbean’s have successfully defended twice in two games against the White Ferns and England.

The bowling attack comprising Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry and Anisa is capable of putting relentless pressure on opposition batters and it won’t be a cakewalk for India.

Teams:

India: Mithali Raj (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Rich Ghosh (wk), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Renuka Singh.

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West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams.

Match Starts at 6:30 am IST.

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Women’s World Cup: Lacklustre India Surrender To New Zealand By 62 Runs

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An inept batting performance by India led to an all-too familiar surrender against New Zealand as the Mithali Raj-led side went down by 62 runs in its second league stage match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Thursday. New Zealand, who have dominated the Indians throughout this summer, didn’t let anything change in a familiar script by first scoring a healthy 260 for 9. They then choked the ‘Women in Blue’ before bowling them out for only 198 in 46.4 overs.

India have now slipped to fifth among eight teams after this defeat while New Zealand, with two wins from three games, are now second behind Australia in the overall standings.

Puja Vastrakar’s 4 for 34 in 10 overs and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 71 off 62 balls were two isolated performances which hardly made any impact on the larger outcome.

While Vastrakar’s four-for could still be credited for stopping New Zealand’s total from going north of 280, Harmanpreet’s runs might just help her regain confidence for the coming games.

Amelia Kerr (50 and 3/56 in 9 overs), one half of the famous Kerr sisters, first laid the platform with a solid half century and then breached the defences of rival skipper Mithali Raj (31 off 56 balls) with a flighted delivery.

Her fast googly dismissed Richa Ghosh (0) off the successive delivery to make it virtually impossible for India.

Towards the end, she also snapped up Harmanpreet to make it a perfect all-round performance. Seamers Lea Tahuhu (3/17 in 10 overs) and Hayley Jensen (3/30 in 6.4 overs) shared the other scalps.

The pursuit of 261 started on a discordant note with Smriti Mandhana (6 off 21 balls), Yastika Bhatia (28 off 59 balls) and Deepti Sharma (5 off 13 balls) unable find ways to rotate the strike.

Mithali’s struggles have been well documented and it’s not getting any better in her last tournament for India.

Even more baffling was coach Ramesh Powar’s strategy of sending three left-handers (out of form Shafali Verma was dropped) with home team skipper Sophie Devine giving the new ball to off-break bowler Frances Mackay (8-1-25-0), who would take it away from left-handers.

The figures don’t seem exceptional but much like what Deepak Patel did for men’s team in 1992, Mackay bowled as many as 27 dot balls in those first 15 overs to choke the flow of runs.

India haven’t found a way to counter New Zealand and in past one month, have lost five of the six WODIs against the White Ferns.

The game could be divided into two sets of first 20 overs where the two teams batted.

In case of New Zealand, the first 20 overs yielded 117 runs for the loss of just two wickets while India, in their response, painfully reached 50 for 3 in their share of 20.

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The difference was 67 and if one looks at the margin of victory for ‘White Ferns’, it won’t be very difficult to gauge why things went downhill for Mithali’s team.

New Zealand’s batting has four pillars — Suzie Bates (5), skipper Devine (35), No. 3 Kerr (50) and No. 4 Amy Satterthwaite (75) and three performed on the day.

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Women’s World Cup: Pooja Vastrakar’s Stunning Direct Hit That Gave India Early Breakthrough Against New Zealand. Watch

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Watch: Pooja Vastrakar’s stunning direct hit which gave India the breakthrough.© Instagram

After beating Pakistan in their opening game earlier this week, India are currently taking on hosts New Zealand in the ongoing Women’s World Cup at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. After electing to bowl first, India got off to the best possible start as New Zealand star opener Suzie Bates got herself run-out while trying to steal a single. However, the early breakthrough was all down to the brilliance of Pooja Vastrakar, who made a direct hit into the stumps from the point region.

Watch: Pooja Vastrakar’s Direct Hit That Gave India Early Breakthrough

Vastrakar then struck in her first over to dismiss New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine, who had steadied the Kiwis’ ship after the early dismissal of Bates.

Bates and Amelia Kerr had added 45 runs for the second wicket before the former had nicked one behind for Richa Ghosh off Vastrakar’s delivery.

Earlier, India won their opening encounter of the tournament against Pakistan by 107 runs at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to start their campaign on a high.

Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar scored half-centuries each to propel India to a total of 244/7 in 50 overs.

Defending the 245-run target, Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly to skittle out Pakistan for 137.

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Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the pick of the bowlers for India, having taken four wickets while Sneh Rana and Jhulan Goswami also took two wickets each.

Vastrakar was named ‘Player of the Match’.

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ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite Departs For 75, India Take 4th Wicket

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ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite scored a brilliant half-century and added crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter was dismissed by Deepti Sharma. Pooja Vastrakar came back strongly to remove Amy as well for 75 runs as India took their 4th wicket. Earlier, Amelia Kerr scored a splendid 50 but lost her wicket soon after to Rajeshwari Gayakwad as India claimed their third wicket of the day. Sophie Devine was the second wicket to fall as Pooja Vastrakar contributed yet again in an early dismissal. Vastrakar’d direct hit helped India get an early breakthrough as she found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run. India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bowl against Sophie Devine-led New Zealand in Match 8 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup at the Seddon Park. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

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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

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  • 09:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Amy Satterthwaite becomes Pooja Vastrakar’s 2nd victim for 75 runs

    Left-hand batter Amy Satterthwaite scored a brilliant half-century before Pooja Vastrakar came back strongly to dismiss her for 75 runs as India took their 4th wicket

    NZ 224/5 after 42.2 overs

  • 09:12 (IST)

    Amy Satterthwaite is sticking the ball superbly now as she eyes the three-figure mark

    At the end of 40 overs, New Zealand are well placed to scale the 270-run mark

    Amy Satterthwaite is inching closer to her century as she gathers three fours in the 40th over off Deepti Sharma

    NZ-W 211/4 after 40 overs

  • 08:54 (IST)

    Amy Satterthwaite hits 50, NZ lose Green’s wicket

    Amy Satterthwaite scores a sublime fifty and adds crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter is dismissed by Deepti Sharma

    NZ-W 175/4 after 33.1 overs

  • 08:40 (IST)

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite rebuilding innings after losing Amelia Kerr for 50

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite have brought a bit of calm to NZ’s innings

    NZ-W 158/3 after 30 overs

  • 08:20 (IST)

    Twin Fours- Jhulan concedes two back-to-back fours

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami concedes two fours in the point region as Green takes her to the cleaners with sublime backfoot punches

    NZ-W 143/3 after 26 overs

  • 08:10 (IST)

    50 and a wicket – Amelia Kerr departs after a sublime innings

    Amelia Kerr was dismissed by Rajeshwari Gayakwad soon after reaching her 50

    India now have three NZ wickets and will look to claim a couple more soon

    NZ-W 121/3 after 22 overs

  • 07:48 (IST)

    Amelia Kerr is rebuilding the NZ innings after two early wickets

    Amelia Kerr is playing superbly as she inches closer towards her half-century

    NZ-W 93/2 after 18 overs

  • 07:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Pooja Vastrakar gets Sophie Devine

    Pooja Vastrakar is having a great start to the game. She has been involved in both the wickets now

    NZ-W 52/2 after 11 overs

  • 07:10 (IST)

    End of 9 overs – NZ try to recover from a bad start where they lost Bates early

    Looks like a promising start for Devine, who would look to make it big here after the early fall of Bates

    NZ-W 47/1 after 9 overs

  • 06:55 (IST)

    Devine looks like she is on a mission here

    Captain Sophie Devine has already hit five fours in her innings of 22 runs

    She takes Goswami to cleaners as NZ try to recover

    NZ-W 31/1 after 5 overs

  • 06:50 (IST)

    Wicket – Suzie Bates is run-out for 5 runs, NZ in trouble

    Pooja Vastrakar helps India get an early breakthrough

    Her direct hit found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run as India started on a positive note

    NZ-W 9/1 after 2.1 overs

  • 06:39 (IST)

    Four – Bates is lucky to get her first boundary over the slips

    Meghna almost get India a wicket as Bates rashly flashes to get an outside edge over the slips for a boundary

    NZ-W 9/0 after 1.4 overs

  • 06:35 (IST)

    Four – Devine cuts a short ball outside off for a boundary

    Sophie hits a sublime boundary on the off-side to get going against pacer Goswami, who bowls a decent over with tight lines and lengths

    NZ-W 5/0 after 1 over

  • 06:31 (IST)

    Match 8 between India-W and NZ-W begins

    NZ openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are in the middle

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami starts proceedings for India women

    NZ-W 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 06:19 (IST)

    Both teams’ playing XI – India make 1 change, NZ go in unchanged

    India go in with one chance. Yastika Bhatia replaces Shafali Verma

    NZ go in with the same team

    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

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    Captains Mithali Raj, Sophie Devine at the toss

    Here’s what the skippers had to say at the toss

    Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

    Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

  • 05:45 (IST)

    Looking at the squad and options that both teams have for this game

    It will be interesting to see what team combinations both captains opt for

    Squads:

    New Zealand Women Squad: Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Georgia Plimmer

    India Women Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia, Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia

  • 05:31 (IST)

    Here it is then – India women take on New Zealand women in Match 8 of the WC

    New Zealand Women take on India Women in match number 8 of the tournament

    NZ fell just short in the final over of the opening match against the Windies but a commanding performance against Bangladesh has seen them soar up the table

    India on the other hand have just played the one match so far that too against arch-rivals Pakistan which they won comprehensively

    The middle order disappointed but the tailenders and then the spin bowlers did the job for the team

    So stay tuned for the live action as we bring to you the Live Blog of India’s 2nd match

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