Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

India's thumping win over New Zealand sends Twitter on fire

India's thumping win over New Zealand sends Twitter on fire

The Indian skipper notched up the landmark by flicking New Zealand pacer Hannah Rowe to deep mid wicket to bring up the milestone. The team now has to face one of the tournament's favourites New Zealand.

India reached the World Cup final for the first time in 2005 under her leadership.

At Bristol, they were defeated by a dominant Australia by eight wickets, despite a fighting century from Punam Raut, and a record breaking 69 from captain Mithali Raj.

On Saturday against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match at Derby, Mithali smashed her sixth ODI century.

Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand finished with the best bowling figure of 3/45 in 10 overs.

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Desai was the best performer among the juniors as she reached the third round in girls singles and the second round in the doubles.

Bates continues to sing the praises of 16-year-old legspinner Amelia Kerr, who took four wickets in New Zealand's defeat to England. She had created history to become the leading run-scorer in women's One Day International cricket during the last match against Australia. She hit 71 off 73 balls against England in their World Cup opener.

New Zealand's reply started terribly with captain Suzie Bates (1) and opening partner Rachel Priest (5) dismissed in the first three overs and their innings lasted just 25.3 overs - slow left-armer Rajeshwari Gayakwad taking 5-15 from her 7.3 overs.

At the age of 17, Raj was picked for the Indian team and in 1999, she made her debut in England against Ireland in a WODI match.

Mithali had recently crossed 6000 runs in ODI cricket, become the first in the women's game to do so.

On the other hand, some avid supporters tried to defend Kohli's lapse by suggesting that the cricketer's intentions came out of respect and he shouldn't be mocked for a mistake, The Indian Express reported. "I think our bowlers need to more consistent in terms of their areas and bowling the good balls".

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