Women cricket: New Zealand beat India by eight wickets, India Win Series 2-1

Hamilton, Feb 1 (GCSports) After Virat Kolhi’s men losing out badly to New Zealand on Thursday in Hamilton, the Indian women’s cricket team too went down by eight wickets against New Zealand in the third and final ODI on Friday.

The Indian team had already won the three-match series 2-1. Both teams will play three-match Twenty20 series from February 6 followed by the first match in Wellington.

Chasing 150 to win, Suzie Bates (57) and Amy Satterthwaite (66*) put together an 84-run stand for the second wicket to ensure the home side eventually had no trouble getting over the line with 20.4 overs to spare.

After Jhulan Goswami ran dismissed Lauren Down in the end of the seventh over, Bates and Satterthwaite took the charge and attacked the Indian bowlers. Later, Poonam Yadav dismissed bates after she edged one onto the stumps.

Interestingly, after winning the series in New Zealand, the two Indian teams had to face defeat in the next game.

The Indian men were bowled out for just 92 runs on Thursday, losing to eight wickets in the fourth ODI, while the women were bowled out for 149 in 44 overs and they also lost by eight wickets. New Zealand scored an easy victory by scoring 153 runs in 29.2 overs.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. Raj scored 9 in 28 balls as India got off to a poor start and went 6 wickets down for 120 in the 35th over.

Jemimah Rodrigues (12), Harmanpreet Kaur (24) and Dayalan Hemalatha (13) failed to convert them into a big score.

Only Deepti Sharma managed to score 52, while Smriti Mandhana, could only score 1.

Skipper Mithali Raj, who made history in this game by becoming the first woman to play 200 ODIs, could only add 9 to her team total.

Anna Patterson was the most successful bowler from Kiwis side as she took 4-28.She dismissed Mandhana, Deepti and Harmanpreet before removing Shikha Pandey late in the innings.

Lea Tahuhu took 3 wickets while Amelia Kerr took 2 wickets, with Leigh Kasperek also taking one wicket

Via UNI-India

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