India storm into Cup semis as NZ wilt

Rosalie Stanley
July 16, 2017

The New Zealand women's cricketers have crashed out of the world cup in England following their 186-run loss to India in their final pool match. "Played Captain's knock in very crucial game", he said.

Earlier, India were reduced to 21 for two in the eighth over but a 132-run stand between Mithali and Harmanpreet brought them back into the game.

Indian eves dished out an impressive performance to make it to the semi-final of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017.

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Rajeshwari was well assisted by off-spinner Deepti Sharma (2/26) while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket apiece. New Zealand's Debbie Hockley (1,501 runs), England's Janette Brittin (1,299 runs), Charlotte Edwards (1,231 runs) and Belinda Clarke (1,160 runs) are ahead of Mithali who recently achieved this feat.

There seems to be no stopping India captain Mithali Raj. As a 14-year-old, only 2 months after her provincial debut, she claimed 3 for 19 for the Wellington Blaze against Otago, as the Blaze claimed an emphatic 10-wicket victory to be crowned champions. Veda's innings towards the end was what India missed in the previous match against the Australians on Wednesday, as the right-hander gave the innings the much-needed acceleration, which included two towering sixes. The tournament has been brilliant for the players when it comes to individual achievements as well. "For a couple of us, this will be our last World Cup, so our first aim was to enter the semi-finals". You can also check out Cricketnext's LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis. "I am pleased with the kind of comeback the team has staged in the tournament".

IST: 50 runs come up for India.

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