The Indian women’s cricket team has made a spectacular display against New Zealand and has made it to the women’s World Cup semi-finals. The Indian women team defeated New Zealand by a big margin of 186 runs in the match played on Saturday.
New Zealand won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. Indian batsmen took great advantage of this opportunity and scored 265 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs with the help of Mithali Raj’s magnificent 109 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur (60) and Veda Krishnamurthy (70) provided further strengthening to the team in the semi-final.
The New Zealand team got the target of 266 runs to win but the Kiwi team was all out with just 79 runs in 25.3 overs. None of the opposition batsmen could cross the 30 runs mark and Amy played the highest score of 26 runs. Indian women bowlers bowled very well and Rajeshwari Gaikwad took 5 wickets. Apart from this, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav got one wicket each while Deepti Sharma took two wickets.
Indian team is now in the semi-final and will play against the strong Australian team on 20th July in Derby.