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Women's T20 World Cup: Shafali Verma helps India post 133-8 against New Zealand

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.

Published: 27th February 2020 11:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2020 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

India's Shafali Verma (L) hits a six off New Zealand's bowler Rosemary Mair (R) during the Twenty20 women's World Cup cricket match between New Zealand and India in Melbourne on February 27, 2020.

India's Shafali Verma (L) hits a six off New Zealand's bowler Rosemary Mair (R) during the Twenty20 women's World Cup cricket match between New Zealand and India in Melbourne on February 27, 2020. (Photo | AFP)

By PTI

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).



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