Defeating New Zealand by 186 runs in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 semi-finals. Team India made 265 runs in front of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 or die in the Derby between India and New Zealand and scored 266 for the New Zealand team.
Chasing the target in reply, New Zealand’s team got stacked on 79 runs in 25.3 overs. In this way, India won the crucial match with 186 runs and made it to the semi-finals.
The start of New Zealand was very poor and its first wicket fell in the second over. In the 1.1 overs, Shikha Pandey hit Suzie Bates (1) in the hands of Veda Krishnamurthy. On the last ball of the third over, Jhulan Goswami, caught by Rachel Priest (5) on his own ball, dropped New Zealand’s second wicket.
Earlier, Team India scored 265 in 7/50 in 50 overs. Mithali Raj made his sixth century of ODI career by team India. Mithali played 109 runs while Veda Krishnamurthy 70 and Harmanpreet Kaur scored brilliant innings of 60. India scored 90 runs on the last 60 balls.
India did not start well. In the 3.5 overs, Poonam Raut (4) was caught by Katie Martin on the bowling of Lea Tahuhu. The other wicket was Smriti Mandhana (13). Who scored a score of 21 in 7.4 overs, were bowled by Hennah Rowe. The New Zealand team had to wait a lot for the third wicket. Harmanpreet (60) was the third player to be out.
Harman caught the ball on Leigh Kasperek ball in 35.1 overs. The team’s fourth wicket fell even after one run. When Priest caught Deepti Sharma (0) on the ball of Rowe. Three wickets fell in the last over. The fifth wicket was of Mithali Raj (109). Veda Krishnamurthy (70) was dismissed as the sixth wicket. Shikha Pandey (0) was dismissed on the last ball of the match.
In this match, Indian captain Mithali Raj scored a brilliant batting century. He completed his 100 runs on 116 balls. This is the sixth one-day against New Zealand for the first century.