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Pooja Vastrakar amazing spell helps India restrict New Zealand for 260 in Women’s World Cup

India won the toss and opted to bowl first in their match against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Pooja Vastrakar displayed a magnificent bowling performance by fetching 4 wickets for 34 runs with an economy rate of 3.40.

India won the toss and opted to bowl first in their match against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Batting first, The kiwis lost opener Suzie Bates early on 5 before Vastrakar took out the dangerous-looking Sophie Devine for 35, jolting New Zealand with early losses in Hamilton. Amelia Kerr helped New Zealand’s innings by scoring a fifty, but she was caught by Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Amy Satterthwaite and Maddy Green and Katlyn Martin then combined to get their team to 200 by the 40th over.

Pooja Vastrakar fetched 4 wickets, while Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked 2 wickets, Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma picked 1 wickets and India was able to restrict the kiwis for 260/9 in 50 overs.

India need 261 runs to win the match.