The Indian women’s team spun a web around New Zealand to secure a thumping win in all the important clash at County Ground, Derby on Saturday. Courtesy of a fine hundred by skipper Mithali and a fine bowling performance by Rajeshwari Gayakwad the Indian eves won the match by a huge margin of 186.
After India was put into bat they scored a competitive 265/7 in their quota of 50 overs. In reply, New Zealand could only muster a paltry 79. Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the wrecker-in-chief with a spell of 5/15.While India progressed to the semi-finals with this win, social media went into a frenzy.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 15 July 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 15 July 2017
Bowlers not only complimented the batters but they went one step further & outdid them. Well done Rajeshwari Gayakwad! What a result!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 15 July 2017
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 15 July 2017
— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) 15 July 2017
Meanwhile, after the win, Indian skipper said, “I’m extremely happy because for a couple of us, this is going to be the last World Cup. So, our first aim was to qualify for the semis.”