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India women defeated New Zealand women by 8 wickets at Mount Maunganui to get unassailable 2-0 win over hosts in three match ODI series.

India women opted to ball after winning the toss and bowled out New Zealand women for 161 runs in 44.2 overs.

Amy Satterthwaite top scored with 71 runs.

Jhulan Goswami claimed 3 wickets while Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav scalped 2 wickets each.

Chasing a target of 162 runs, India were 15-2 but recovered well as opener Smriti Mandhana fired 90 runs to continue her top form while skipper, Mithali Raj scored 61 runs to win the match in 35.2 overs.

The third and last ODI will be held at Hamilton on February 1.

Note: Both Blackcaps men and women team is yet to register a single win in first five-games overall.

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