The New Zealand team’s phenomenal performance with the bat and ball put the women in blue under pressure from ball 1. India’s middle-order fell cheaply for 36 runs except for a heroic knock by Harmanpreet batting in the lower-middle order. She scored 71 off 63 deliveries. Apart from Harmanpreet, no other batter could score beyond 31 runs, scored by Mithali Raj. New Zealand’s all-round display put India under pressure as the team lost the chase by 62 runs.
New Zealand stole the show as Amelia Kerr (3 wickets) and Lea Tahuhu ( 3 wickets) resisted India from chasing a total of 260 runs, reducing the women in blue for 198/10.