ICC Women's T20 World Cup: India overcome New Zealand
Team India overcame New Zealand to stitch a third consecutive victory in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup. The Indian women's cricket team managed 133/8 in 20. Shafali Verma slammed 46. In reply, the White Ferns failed to get past the target in this crucial Group A encounter. Here are the records broken.
How did the match pan out?
India lost Smriti Mandhana (11) early to get rocked at the start. However, Shafali and Taniya Bhatia added 57 runs for the second wicket. India lost Bhatia with the score reading 68/2 and then suffered a collapse to be at 111/7. Radha Yadav and Shikha Pandey helped them get past 130. In reply, New Zealand's efforts weren't enough. Amelia Kerr impressed for the side.
No respite for Harmanpreet Kaur as poor form continues
Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's poor run of form continued. She has scores of 2, 8 and 1 in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Moreover, she hasn't got a 50-plus score in 22 successive T20I innings. Her last fifty-plus score came against New Zealand in the 2018 World T20 (103).
Crucial milestones for players in this match
Mandhana (1,688) has gone past Mingon du Preez (1,681) in terms of career T20I runs. She is now the 14th-highest run-scorer in the format. Sophie Devine (1/12) now has 86 career T20I scalps. She surpassed England's Danielle Hazell (85). Lea Tahuhu (1/14) raced to 48 T20I scalps. For the first time in seven T20I innings, Sophie Devine has been dismissed for less than 50.
Deepti reaches the mark of 50 career T20I scalps
Deepti Sharma now has 50 career T20I scalps. The star all-rounder became the fourth Indian bowler to register this milestone. Meanwhile, Poonam Yadav (1/32) continued her excellent run of form with the ball in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup. She now has nine wickets in the tournament. Poonam also raced to 93 career T20I wickets and is one behind Pakistan's Nida Dar.