After winning the first game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 against Pakistan by a big margin of 107 runs, India suffered a 62-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand on Thursday. New Zealand batted first and managed to post a competitive score of 260 runs in the first innings. Barring Bates, all the other batters in the top six made useful contributions with the bat.
Skipper S Devine made 35 runs in 30 deliveries, while Amelia Kerr scored a half-century in 64 balls. However, the one who was the standout performer with the bat was Satterthwaite. She managed to post an outstanding knock of 75 runs in 84 balls, a knock which was laced with 9 fours. Later Maddy Green (27 of 36) and Katey Martin (41 off 51) also made useful contributions with the bat.
As for India’s bowling, Pooja Vastrakar was the standout bowler. She picked 4 wickets for 34 runs in 10 overs. Gayakwad (2 for 46) and Goswami (1 for 41) also returned with good figures. In pursuit of that total, India’s women were bundled out for just 198 runs in the second innings thereby falling 62 runs short of the target.
The openers failed to give a solid start to the innings. Yashika Bhatia used up 59 balls for his 28 runs, while Smriti Mandhana could only manage to score 6 runs in 21 balls. Deepti Sharma (5 off 13) also got cheaply and India, at one stage, were at 50 for 3 in 19.1 overs.
Skipper Mithali Raj added 47 runs with Harmanpreet Kaur. However, the former also got out while trying to change gears. Raj could only manage to score 31 runs in 56 deliveries. Harmanpreet Kaur was the only batsman who looked solid in the middle-order.
She played some great knocks and went on to score 71 runs in 63 balls. However, she lacked support from the other end. Kaur, eventually, got out in the 44th over and the match was all but over after that. India will be playing their next game against West Indies on 12th March at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
Women’s World Cup 2022, India vs New Zealand Brief Scores: New Zealand 260 for 9 (Satterthwaite 75, A Kerr 50, Vastrakar 4-34) beat India 198 (Kaur 71, Tahuhu 3-17, A Kerr 3-56) by 62 runs