Indian women’s once again through the game after being in a winning position of 102 for 1 in 12 overs, while chasing 159 runs.
Smriti Mandhana half century goes in vain as India folded for 136 in 19 overs.
INDW team middle order exposed once again under pressure against NZW as they failed to finish off after both openers persist in successive overs. It is not the first time when Indian batting collapsed after getting a solid start from the openers. The World Cup Final was the biggest example where India looked comfortable to win the mega event,but unfortunately Women’s in blue failed after getting a good start from the top order.
Apart from the few names like Mandhana, Rodrigues and Kaur, others melted when the situation demands to flourish in tough circumstances. India lost 9 wickets in just 34 runs to handed New Zealand easy win in the end.Lea Tahuhu took 3 wickets in a Match to shatter India’s hope to take the lead in T20 series. Earlier, Sophie Devine 62 runs helped New Zealand to reach a competitive total of 159 runs.
NZW 159/4 (20.0 Ovs)
INDW 136-all out (19.1 Ovs)
Note: Lea Tahuhu adjudged player of the Match