Indian women’s team registers consolation win over New Zealand in final T20

Left-arm orthodox Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/17.

By: Press Trust of India | Bangalore | Updated: July 15, 2015 2:02:28 pm
Indian women cricket, women India cricket, Indian women Cricket, India vs New Zealand, New Zealand vs India, Cricket News, Cricket The win in the final T20 gave Indian eves something to cheer about after having already lost the series 2-1 to New Zealand following defeats in the first two games. (Source: PTI)

The series already out of their hands, Indian women defeated New Zealand women by three wickets to register a consolation win in the third and final Twenty20 International cricket match in Bangalore on Wednesday.

The win in the final T20 gave Indian eves something to cheer about after having already lost the series 2-1 to New Zealand following defeats in the first two games.

Opting to bowl, India women restricted New Zealand women to a mediocre 126 for eight and then chased down the target with an over to spare, making 128 for the loss of seven wickets.

For New Zealand, opener Suzie Bates top-scored with 34, followed by double digit scores from skipper Sophie Devine (18), Kate Broadmore (15 not out), Rachel Priest (14), Natalie Dodd (14) and Maddie Green (10).

Left-arm orthodox Rajeshwari Gayakwad (was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/17, while Poonam Yadav (2/16) and Ekta Bisht (2/23) shared four wickets between them.

Chasing the modest score, Indians rode on a 19-ball 34 from Veda Krishnamurthy and good contributions from Vellaswamy Vanitha (28) and Anuja Patil (22) to overwhelm target with an over to spare.

Devine (2/13), Leigh Kasperek (2/20) and Broadmore (2/25) picked up two wickets apiece for the visitors.

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