India vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: India Qualify for Semifinal

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India Women vs New Zealand Women (T20)

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INDW vs NZW Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 9 T20, Junction Oval, Melbourne, 27 February, 2020

India Women

133/8

(20.0) RR 6.65

India Women Harmanpreet Kaur (C)
India Women beat New Zealand Women by 4 runs
New Zealand Women Sophie Devine (C)

New Zealand Women

129/6

(20.0) RR 6.45

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12:38 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur: It's a great feeling when the team is performing day by day. We want to continue doing the good things. We did the same mistakes (while batting). We had a good first 10 overs, after that we didn't carry the momentum. We will focus on that and try to give our best. We did bowl well in patches. Sometimes we were not up to the mark, not bowling to our plans. Now we're going to the hard games and we can't do silly mistakes. Shefali Verma is giving us good starts, I hope she continues doing that. Her initial runs are very crucial for us.

12:36 (IST)

Sophie Devine: We did a fantastic job to restrict them to 133 on a good wicket. We adapted to the conditions well with the ball. The way the team nearly closed the game today was fantastic. They did a brilliant job to get us that close. I thought we were very close, but not quiet. We can take a lot of positives out of here. The wicket was a bit low and slow.

12:30 (IST)

Shafali Verma, Player of the Match: I felt good, I wanted to give a good start to the team and hope to keep doing the same. Even though they were not giving me easy runs, I was waiting for loose balls and played to my strength. I want to thank my dad and all the boys in the academy who helped me develop. It's because of them that I am here.

12:24 (IST)

INDIA WIN A THRILLER, QUALIFY FOR SEMIFINALS! Amelia Kerr played a stunning knock, remaining unbeaten on 34 off 19. But Shikha Pandey held her nerve in the final over. She conceded two boundaries, got the equation to 5 off the last ball, but Kerr couldn't get the boundary in the last ball. India win by 3 runs.

12:19 (IST)

Four boundaries in Poonam Yadav's final over. Kerr plays some cheeky shots, shuffling across and hitting her over fine leg for a couple of boundaries and then hitting her over cover for two more. 18 runs in that over, New Zealand need 16 from the last six. Still in India's favour.

12:14 (IST)

Equation: 34 from 12. India close to a semifinal spot.

12:11 (IST)

Eight runs and a wicket in that over. New Zealand need 40 off the last three.

12:09 (IST)

WICKET! Katey Martin gone for 25, that's the end of New Zealand's hopes? Comes down the track and slogs Radha Yadav to deep mid. NZ need 44 in 21 balls.

12:07 (IST)

Seven runs from Deeptu Sharma's over. More spin coming up as Radha Yadav comes on. NZ need 48 off 24. Tough.

12:02 (IST)

New Zealand need 55 from the last five. India favourites in this position, especially with Poonam having one over in the bank.

11:59 (IST)

WICKET! Gayakwad gets her first wicket, dismisses Green for 24 off 23. Loopy ball, Green charged down and slogged but missed, Bhatia stumped her but she was also caught behind. New Zealand 77 for 4.

11:57 (IST)

6 runs from Shikha Pandey's over, the runs keep ticking. India feeling a bit of pressure conceding overthrows. NZ need 57 off 36.

11:52 (IST)

Six runs from Poonam's third over, including a boundary. 63 off 42 now. Poonam has only one over left.

11:49 (IST)

New Zealand keep fighting. Green smashes Radha for a 79-metre six. The equation is now 69 from 48. Thriller on the cards.

11:47 (IST)

Two boundaries in the 11th over, bowled by Gayakwad. Equation down to 79 off 54.

11:44 (IST)

New Zealand need 88 more from the last 10 overs, with India's spinners bowling in tandem. Tough work from here.

11:37 (IST)

WICKET! Devine is gone to a full toss from Poonam Yadav! Slow as ever, Sophie Devine comes down the track and slices it to point. She's shocked, gone for 14. NZ in trouble at 34/3.

11:36 (IST)

Five dots and one single in Radha Yadav's first over, to Sophie Devine. Excellent stuff from India's spinners. NZ 34/2 in 8 overs.

11:30 (IST)

At the end of the Power Play, NZ are 30 for 2. Poonam Yadav comes into the attack.

11:28 (IST)

WICKET! Suzie Bates is bowled by Deepti Sharma. She tries to manufacture a scoop shot by shuffling outside off, but hits it onto her stumps. Success for Deepti in her second over after a costly start. NZ 30/2 in the sixth over.

11:25 (IST)

Good contest between bat and ball here, Gayakwad is testing the batters, but they're also using their feet well. NZ 28/1 in 5.

11:20 (IST)

India waste their review. Pandey thinks she got Devine lbw but it was going down leg side.

11:18 (IST)

India have pulled things back well after the 12-run first over. New Zealand 18/1 in 3 overs.

11:12 (IST)

WICKET! Shikha Pandey gets Priest. Full length ball, Priest looks to slog across and miscues it high only as far as mid-wicket. Good composed catch by Radha Yadav there, India needed that wicket, NZ 13/1.

11:09 (IST)

New Zealand have gotten off to a brilliant start here in the second innings, and Deepti Sharma is feeling the pressure! She's gone for as many as three boundaries, with the blade of Rachel Priest doing the work. At the end of the first over, New Zealand are 12/0.

10:51 (IST)

SIX! Radha Yadav caps things off in the Indian innings with a six off the bowling of Jensen, and at the end of 20 overs, India have finished on 133/8. From 68/1, New Zealand have fought back well, and it will be an interesting chase if the Indian bowlers manage to take an early wicket. We'll be back shortly for the second innings.

10:42 (IST)

OUT! This is not a good look for India as Deepti Sharma is dismissed for just eight runs off the bowling of Jensen. India have lost seven wickets, and New Zealand are firmly in the driver's seat at the moment.

10:37 (IST)

OUT! It's now Veda Krishnamurthy's turn to make the long walk back to the pavilion after she was adjudged LBW for six runs. No Indian batter seems to be able to have the concentration to simply get their eye in and play the rest of the innings. Barring Shafali Varma's contribution, this has been a thoroughly average batting performance from India so far.

10:28 (IST)

OUT! Indian wickets are falling like a pack of cards now, as Harmanpreet Kaur ends up giving a simple catch to the bowler. Shortlly after, Shafali Varma is dismissed for 46 off 34 balls, caught by Jensen off the bowling of Kerr. India have lost half their side now, and are 95/5.

10:19 (IST)

OUT! India have also lost Jemimah Rodrigues, and this was very poor concentration from the Indian youngster. She tries to play the ball to the midwicket region, but ends up playing to early and getting a leaning edge, with a simple, loopy catch to the fielder. She's gone for 10 runs. Meanwhile, Shafali Varma is leading the Indian resistance at the other end, and is just six runs away from a 50.

India vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: India Qualify for Semifinal

LATEST UPDATE:

INDIA WIN A THRILLER, QUALIFY FOR SEMIFINALS! Amelia Kerr played a stunning knock, remaining unbeaten on 34 off 19. But Shikha Pandey held her nerve in the final over. She conceded two boundaries, got the equation to 5 off the last ball, but Kerr couldn't get the boundary in the last ball. India win by 3 runs.

PREVIEW: The Indian women's cricket team will look to all but cement their spot in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 semi-finals when they take on New Zealand in a Group A game at Melbourne on Thursday (February 26).

Both sides come into this game having not dropped any points in the tournament thus far. India beat Australia and Bangladesh in their first two group games whereas New Zealand recorded a victory over Sri Lanka in their first group game.

A win for India would virtually secure their spot in the semis whereas a win for the White Ferns would see them go level on points with the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side, opening up a few interesting possibilities in the group since as of now, both Bangladesh (P1 L1) and Australia (P2 W1 L1) have an outside chance of qualifying for the semis.

A youthful-looking India side have done better than expected thus far but will have a few issues to sort out ahead of what is sure to be a stern test against the Sophie Devine-led unit.

The middle-order remains a source of worry as even in the last game against Bangladesh, the batsmen failed to score at a decent rate against Bangladesh and had to rely on a late surge from Veda Krishnamurthy to set a total of 142-6.

Shafali Verma has given India solid starts atop the order but team management will hope the 16-year old will convert her starts into bigger scores sooner rather than later.

On the other hand, while New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets the win was not as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests. Chasing a below-par total of 128, they lost opener Rachel Priest early and scoring became harder in the middle overs.

Devine eventually guided them home with a well-made 75* but the fact she batted through the innings was down to the Lankans' generosity in the field as she was dropped when on 18.

History is on New Zealand's side in this fixture as they have beaten India 8 times in 11 T20Is. However, India will be hoping to continue their recent rich vein of form and put one foot into the knockout stage of the tournament.

Squads

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Richa Ghosh.

New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin (wk), Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest (wk), Lea Tahuhu.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6047 275
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 5047 252
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