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Women's World T20: India thrash New Zealand by 34 runs

IANS  |  Georgetown 

A combined effort helped thrash by 34 runs in the opening match of the Women's World T20 at the here on Friday.

Opting to bat, first batswomen did a fantastic job especially centurion (103) andAJemimah Rodrigues (59) then Indian bowlers kept the pressure right from the first ball and restricted them for 160/9 to seal the match.

Chasing a mammoth 195, never looked in contention as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

Apart from opening stand of 52 runs betweenASuzie Bates (67) and (14)A no other rose to the occasion and failed to build partnerships.

Bates and Katey Martin (39) were the highest scorers for

For India, Dayalan Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav took three wickets each.

Earlier, rode on a belligerent maiden T20I century from to post the highest ever total of 194/5.

Kaur belted a 51-ball 103, laced with seven boundaries and eight sixes, and more importantly raised a record 134-run fourth wicket stand with the young Rodrigues (59 off 45 balls; 4X7) to bail out of a troubled start.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, India found themselves in a vulnerable position, tottering at 40/3 by the sixth over, after losing the top three batswomen -- (9), Smriti Mandhana (2) and Dayalan Hemalatha (15), cheaply.

Making her first appearance in a World T20, controlled her nerves playing the perfect second fiddle to the fluent Kaur, who was at her aggressive best throughout the innings.

Kaur raced to a 33-ball 50 and in no time converted that to a magnificent century off only 49 deliveries.A

Sensing the urgency of putting up a big total, Jemimah, towards the end also pressed on the accelerator to get to her half century off 40 balls.

New Zealand managed to get rid of the partnership with getting the back of and dismissing Kaur, but by then the damage was done as India walked back with the highest ever total in a World T20 tie.

Brief Scores: India 194/5 (103, Jemimah Rodrigues 59; 2/18) vs New Zealand 160/9 (67;ADayalan Hemalatha 3/26).

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 00:01 IST
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