MELBOURNE: Put in to bat, India posted a below-par 133 for eight against New Zealand in a crucial group A match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup here on Thursday.
Opener Shafali top-scored with a 34-ball 46, while Taniya Bhatia chipped in with a 25-ball 23 but India frittered away a solid start to manage a low score.
Radha Yadav scored a 9-ball 14 to give some respectability to the total.
For New Zealand, Rosemary Mair (2/27) and Amelia Kerr (2/21) took two wickets each.
Brief Score: India women: 133 for 8 in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 46; Amelia Kerr 2/21).