New Zealand Defeats India In The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup To Climb On 2nd Spot, India Slips To 5th

After India’s clash with the Pakistan National team on 6th March, India has played its 2nd match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup against the hosts New Zealand in Hamilton. In their previous match between PAK and IND, India won the match with a high score of 222 runs and kicked off with an amazing start.

New Zealand vs India is the 8th match of the World Cup. Captain of team India Mithali Raj won the toss and decided to bowl against Sophie Devine New Zealand’s Captain.

New Zealand vs India Scores And Match Report

New Zealand women won the match by 62 Runs. The Kiwis scored a total of 260 runs whereas Team India managed only to score 198 runs in 46.4 overs. India’s decision to field looked like a wrong move in the match. This is New Zealand’s 2nd win in the World Cup, as they defeated Pakistan in the first match by 107 runs.

Top scorers of the match from the New Zealand team were Amy Satterthwaite( 75 in 84 balls), Amelia Kerr scored 50 runs in 64 balls and Katey Martin made 41 runs for 51 balls. Whereas from Team India Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj and Yastika Bhatia scored 71 (63 balls), 31 (56 balls), 28 (59 balls) respectively.

Also now India is left with 5 matches with remaining teams which includes:

  • West Indies on 12th March at Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • England on 16th March Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
  • Australia on 19th March at Eden Park, Auckland
  • Bangladesh on 22nd March at Seddon Park, Hamilton and
  • South Africa on 27th March at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

After losing today’s match India has sided down in the 5th position in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Points Table. Australia is in the 1st position and New Zealand has made it to the second position above the Indian team by winning two matches.

Read More: Team India ICC Cricket Women’s World Cup: Schedule and Venue of Matches, When and Where to Watch

Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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