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Veda Krishnamurthy: 5 of her best international innings so far

  • Veda Krishnamurthy along with Poonam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, leads Indian Women's batting.
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Modified 16 Oct 2018, 14:15 IST

34(19) vs New Zealand Women, 3rd T20I at Bengaluru on 15 July 2015

Veda congratulates Harmanpreet and Jhulan, who batted out a few overs to take India
Veda congratulates Harmanpreet and Jhulan, who batted out a few overs to take India's chase deep.

The New Zealand team has been one of the most dominant sides in Women's cricket for a long time now, and their T20I campaign in India was just a testament to that. Having won the first two T20s in a three-match series, New Zealand were looking for a clean sweep with a victory in the third and last match as well.

While India's spinners restricted New Zealand to 126, they lost their top three batsmen with the score at just 50 inside eight overs. Batting alongside another top batsman Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda attacked - and almost took all the burden off the shoulders of Harmanpreet.

Even as Kaur fell on the last ball of the tenth over, Veda continued to attack and registered a quick 27-run partnership with Anuja Patil to take the score past 100.

Veda lost her wicket with just 27 runs needed, but Patil and Jhulan Goswami made sure that the lower order batsmen did not have to do a majority of the scoring, with the team managing a two-wicket victory with one over to spare.

Krishnamurthy scored 34 off just 19 balls with six fours and at a strike rate of almost 180 - giving India a consolation win.

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Published 16 Oct 2018, 14:15 IST
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