Amelia Kerr’s century lift New Zealand up 2-0 against India

Amelia Kerr - New Zealand Womens Team
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It was the hosts again who stole the show from the visitors as New Zealand beat India by 3 wickets in a hard-fought chase.

India, this time had a bigger total on their hands and asked New Zealand to chase 271.

India Women batted first and they were still without the services of Smriti Mandhana.

But Shafali Verma and S Meghana played really well to stitch a 61-run partnership between them.

Meghana also played well with Yastika Bhatia, the duo stitching up a partnership of 49 runs.

India started losing the plot after Harmanpreet was dismissed in the 29th over, and India were 135 for 4.

That’s when Mithali Raj and Richa Ghosh took matters into their own hands and slapped the New Zealand bowlers and put up a 108-run stand.

Both of them got their half-centuries in the process; Ghosh made 65 off 64 balls while Raj remained unbeaten on 66 off 81 balls.

New Zealand women too started on the right footing with Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine hitting the boundaries off Pooja Vastrakar.

Deepti Sharma took the wicket of Bates after the latter was stumped off her delivery.

Captain Amy Satterthwaite was out on the very first ball she faced.

Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green took the momentum away from India with their hard-hitting and making a big partnership.

Jess Kerr hit a boundary off the last ball of the penultimate over to take New Zealand home.

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