ICC Women's World Cup: India handed 62-run loss by hosts New Zealand

PTI | | Updated on: Mar 10, 2022
Harmanpreet Kaur (R) of India bats against Katey Martin of New Zealand during the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park on March 10, 2022 in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Harmanpreet Kaur (R) of India bats against Katey Martin of New Zealand during the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park on March 10, 2022 in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Kaur (71) was the lone warrior for India with the bat

Pooja Vastrakar and Harmanpreet Kaur's fiesty performances were overshadowed by the batters' insipid display as India succumbed to 62-run loss to New Zealand in the ICC women's World Cup here on Thursday.

Vastrakar's 4/34 helped India restrict New Zealand to 260 for 9 after skipper Mithali Raj opted to field. However, India was unable to stitch a much-needed partnership as the batters crumbled under the pressure of an ever-increasing run-rate to be bowled out for 198.

Kaur (71) was the lone warrior for India with the bat. Earlier, spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2/46) and Deepti Sharma (1/52) claimed three wickets between them while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami (1/41), who became the joint highest wicket-taker in women's World Cups, accounted for one batter. For New Zealand, Amy Satterthwaite (75) and Amelia Kerr (50) scored half-centuries.

Brief Scores: New Zealand: 260 for 9 in 50 overs (Amy Satterthwaite 75, Amelia Kerr 50; Pooja Vastrakar 4/34) India: 198 all out in 46.4 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 71, Mithali Raj 31; Lea Tahuhu 3/17, Amelia Kerr 3/56).

Published on March 10, 2022
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