Indian women have made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup after beating New Zealand in the last ball. After defeating strong hosts Australia and the Bangladeshi team in both the initial matches, now India defeated New Zealand. Now on March 29, India has to play another league match against Sri Lanka.
In response to 133 runs, the New Zealand team could score 130 runs for 6 wickets. In the last over, New Zealand needed 16 runs to win and 5 runs on the last ball, but Shikha Pandey bowled tremendously for India. For Kiwis, Amelia Kerr scored the highest 34, Katie Martin 25, Maddy Green scored 24 runs. At the same time, India's Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Poonam Yadav, and Radha Yadav got 1-1 wickets.
In the match played in Melbourne, India lost the toss and scored 133 runs for 8 wickets. For India, opener Shefali Verma scored 46 runs and Tania Bhatia scored 23 runs. India's three players could not touch the figures of captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy Dahi in the match. Earlier Smriti Mandhana returned to the pavilion after scoring 11 runs. Harmanpreet continues to perform poorly in this tournament. He scored 2 runs against Australia in the first match. She returned to the pavilion on 8 against Bangladesh and one against New Zealand today. Amelia Kerr and Rosemary Marr took 2–2 wickets each for New Zealand. Captain Sophie Devine, Lee Tahuhu and Lag Kasperek got 1–1 success.