New Zealand Beat India by 62 Runs Women’s World Cup 2022
New Zealand Beat India by 62 Runs in Women’s World Cup 2022
2/30 but the pick of the bowlers was pacer Lea Tahuhu who returned stunning figures of 10-2-17-3.
Pooja Vastrakar took 4/34 as India kept New Zealand 260/9 in their second match of the world cup in Hamilton on Thursday. For New Zealand, Amy Satterthwaite top-scored with 75 off 84 while Amelia Kerr made 50. At one stage, New Zealand were 211/4 in 40 overs and eyeing a strong finish before Vastrakar led a strong comeback from Indian bowlers.
After defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the campaign opener, Mithali Raj’s Team India are ready to take on hosts New Zealand in ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 mat no. 8. The women may have begun their journey with a comprehensive win but they face White Ferns against whom they recently lost an ODI series 4-1. The challenge is indeed tough but at a stage like world cup, you could never predict what may happen.
In their previous game, India ended as the victorious side after Pooja Vastrakar made a career-best 69 in a 112-run seventh-wicket partnership with Sneh Rana which lifted a commanding 244-7 after a worrisome top-order collapse.
There wasn’t much turn from the pitch at the Bay Oval but the India spinners used flight and drop to nullify Pakistan’s chase. India’s win took it to the top of the points table on run-rate after the first full matches.
New Zealand on the other will come from a narrow loss against West Indies in their first game. New Zealand came to the last over on 254-7, chasing West Indies’ 259-9 and appearing poised to pull off the highest winning run chase in the history of the women’s world tournament, but then came part-time bowler Deandra Dottin who wreaked havoc in the final over; picking up three final wickets to bundle out Kiwis for 256.
The hosts will also be having the advantage of playing at home, the recent success in the ODIs against India will act as the confidence booster. Vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite stated that her team will use the information from the ODI series against India to their advantage.
By the looks of it, New Zealand may look like a much stronger side but this Indian women’s team is also known for turning fortunes in the most difficult conditions. Mithali’s girls will definitely root for a win, keeping the process as simple as possible.