It was once again the heroics of Amelia Kerr that helped the hosts in winning the fourth ODI against India women.
In a rain-ridden match, India opted to bowl first after winning the toss.
It was a 20-over match because of the rain.
New Zealand in the first innings did pretty well with their start as Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates took on the spinners and hit boundaries at will.
Meghna Singh was quite expensive in her three overs.
It was Renuka Singh Thakur who removed Devine in the sixth over.
Bates continued batting and smashed Pooja Vastrakar for three boundaries. Amy Satterthwaite too didn’t hold back and played a fine knock for the hosts.
After the fall of Satterthwaite, it was the in-form Amelia Kerr who continued her brilliant run of form by hitting lots of boundaries and scored 68 off 33 balls and was not out till the end.
New Zealand put up a score of 191/5 in their 20 overs.
India, in reply, didn’t look comfortable right at the start of the chase.
Shafali Verma and Yastika Bhatia got out without scoring.
On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana and Pooja Vastrakar gave their wickets to Hayley Jensen.
India were tottering at 19/4. Mithali Raj and Richa Ghosh tried their best to keep up the momentum for their team.
Richa scored her fastest ever half-century in WODI that came off just 26 balls, but Mithali struggled to keep up the tempo.
The 77-run partnership looked strong and India felt the match drifting towards them. But it was not to be as Richa Ghosh fell to Jensen and soon enough Raj too fell for 30 runs off 28 balls.
India were completely derailed and bundled out for just 128.
Thus, the hosts enjoyed a 63-run victory over the visitors.