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260/9 (50)
198/10 (46.4)
NZ-W won by 62 runs.
Player of the match: Amy Satterthwaite
 
That'll be all for today's coverage from the ICC Women's ODI World Cup! It was a tough loss for India but they will have to bounce back against the West Indies. Today's defeat will have some effect on the NRR but we know that our girls always bounce back! For now, this is the pair of Raghav and Soorya saying goodbye, do join us tomorrow again for more coverage from the Cricket World Cup!
Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain: I think it was a complete performance. We kept building partnerships throughout, Melie Kerr and Satterthwaite were batting beautifully. The bowling was great, they didn't give anything to the Indian batters.  With our attack, we have a lot of diversity and alternatives, which helps us to be more flexible. We won the last game, but it wasn't easy. Today's performance was more complete, and we aim to carry it over to the next game.
Mithali Raj, India captain: I thought they got a solid partnership going after losing those early wickets, and it seemed like 280 was in the cards. But, in the end, we did a good job of pulling things back. It was a gettable total if the top order could keep the run rate under control. We did not have anyone who could take us over the line. Under the lights, there was a lot of extra bounce; it wasn't unplayable, but we could have done better. The batting order needs to improve. The bowlers performed admirably tonight, as they did in the previous game. Batting needs to improve.
Amy Satterthwaite (Player of the Match for her knock of 75): It was an interesting one. It was certainly a pitch where the batters really struggled but the plan was to take it deep, set up a bit of a platform and then go big. We couldn't quite do it but thankfully it was enough. I was really disappointed with how I played in the first game. I just wasn't positive enough and brave enough and just let them into the game. So I had to look back at how I was playing and I wanted to play the way I wanted to irrespective of how it would turn out. My timing was good in patches for long enough to get us the total we needed but I thought our bowlers were outstanding in the first 20 odd overs. We've talked about our starts and couldn't have asked for anything better.
India- 198 all out in 46.4 overs ( Harmanpreet Kaur 71 off 63 balls. Lea Tahuhu 3 for 17 in 10 overs, Amelia Kerr 3 for 56 in 9 overs.) lose by 62 runs.

Terrific performance from the White Ferns! They have outplayed India in all departments of the game. After losing the toss and being put to bat first, they did exceedingly well to get to a score of 260 first up. 

Chasing 261, India were always going to start as the underdogs against New Zealand at Seddon Park. However, the chase never took off at any point for India. The White Ferns were on the top from the very first ball. They kept things tight from the beginning and built some pressure on the Indian openers. Mandhana succumbed to the dot-ball pressure and Deepti departed early too. India had a forgettable powerplay.

Yastika showed some intent but eventually fell to Tahuhu's trap. Mithali and Harmanpreet looked to consolidate before Melie Kerr got rid of the Indian skipper. Wickets started to fall like a pack of cards and Harmanpreet was falling short of partners. Once she got to her fifty, she took off and gave the fans something to cheer about before eventually falling to Melie Kerr's trap.

New Zealand will be overjoyed with their bowling performance. Tahuhu and Kerr bagged three scalps each while Jensen wiped off the tail. Rowe was decent while Mackay did well to build pressure on Indian batters with her tight lines.
46.4 Hayley Jensen to Rajeshwari Gayakwad, CAUGHT BEHIND! THAT IS THAT! Back of a length delivery in the channel outside off, Gayakwad hangs her bat out to dry from her crease but a faint tickle is what she manages as she looks to run it down very late. Safely nestles into the gloves of Martin and that'll be all. As comprehensive a victory as it can get for the hosts - The White Ferns beat India by 62 runs!

Rajeshwari Gayakwad c Katey Martin b Hayley Jensen 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad, RHB, comes to the crease
46.3 Hayley Jensen to Jhulan Goswami, OUT! CASTLED! Inch-perfect yorker that tails back into the stumps, Jhulan fails to keep it out as she jams her bat down. The ball sneaks underneath it and rattles the furniture with the veteran Indian seamer getting a taste of her own medicine. Nine down now!

Jhulan Goswami b Hayley Jensen 15 (13b 1x4 1x6)
46.2 Hayley Jensen to Meghna Singh, very full this time, tails into middle and leg as Meghna skips down the track for a roll of her wrists as she flicks it down to long on for a single.
46.1 Hayley Jensen to Meghna Singh, FOUR! SHOT! Short outside off, Meghna rocks back and clogs it straight down the ground over mid-on. Clears the fielder with ease as it races to the boundary ropes.
New Zealand could maybe consider taking Amelia Kerr out of the attack and bring in another pacer to clean up the tail from the other end. Jhulan and Meghna can dispatch the spinners here.
46
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193 /8 score
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4
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cricket bat icon Jhulan Goswami
15 (12)
cricket bat icon Meghna Singh *
7 (7)
cricket ball icon Amelia Kerr
3 /56
45.6 Amelia Kerr to Meghna Singh, APPEAL! Googly that tucks the batter for room on a good length, spins back in as Meghna is caught in her crease. Takes a thick inside edge before rolling down fine leg off her pads though as the batters cross over.
45.5 Amelia Kerr to Meghna Singh, tossed up around off on a length, Meghna holds her ground to keep it out into the off-side.
45.4 Amelia Kerr to Meghna Singh, FOUR! Pulls her length back outside off, Meghna hangs back and goes after it powerfully as it takes the edge anr runs down the third man region for a boundary.
45.3 Amelia Kerr to Jhulan Goswami, DROPS A DOLLY! You've got to take those! Length delivery just outside off, tossed up as Jhulan gets across and swings across the line with gay abandon. Shanks it high off the edge before Jensen runs in from square leg and fluffs a sitter!
45.2 Amelia Kerr to Jhulan Goswami, BEATEN! Spins away off a good length outside off, Jhulan looks to dab it late down third man but fails to connect.
Goswami has now decided to up the ante! She knows how to hit big and can surely add a few more runs at the back end.
45.1 Amelia Kerr to Jhulan Goswami, SIX! MONSTROUS! Tossed up full outside off, Jhulan walks across and clears her front foot to launch a towering missile into the grass banks over mid-wicket. 
45
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181 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Jhulan Goswami
8 (9)
cricket bat icon Meghna Singh *
2 (4)
cricket ball icon Hayley Jensen
0 /25