India lost the lone T20I against New Zealand Women by 18 runs. Opting to bowl first, Harmanpreet Kaur’s side could not make an early impact with the ball and New Zealand openers Suzy Bates and Sophie Devine gave the White Ferns a top start. Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Deepti Sharma removed them when the total crossed fifty, but Maddie Greene (26 off 20 balls) and Lee Tahuhu (27 off 14 balls, New Zealand scored 155/5 on the board) (IND vs NZ )
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Chasing the target by 18 runs
Chasing the target, the Indian team lost by 18 runs. Sabbhineni Meghna was the top scorer for the visitors, scoring 37 runs in 30 balls. I think we were in the game when we were bowling but the last few overs didn’t go in our favor and there was no partnership with the bat either. We learned a lot from this and hopefully we will do better in the next few matches. Harmanpreet said in post-match remarks, “Playing at the same venue (for ODIs) definitely helps us.
Player of the Match Tahuhu (IND vs NZ)
Player of the match awardee Lee Taihu said he was not surprised when the order arrived. We’ve been doing this in Super Smash, so we talked about doing it here as well. They won’t let me just yet (smile, getting the all-rounder’s tag. I think it’s a really good way for us to start a few months. Bits to get out of line. ( IND vs NZ)