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India jump to 2nd spot in ICC Women’s Championship after 2nd ODI win vs New Zealand

first_img Rohan Sen Mount MaunganuiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:01 IST India have clinched all four of the ICC Women’s Championship points on offer so far (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia 166/2 (Mandhana 90*, Mithali 63*) beat New Zealand 161 (Goswami 3/23) by 8 wicketsThe result saw India leapfrog New Zealand to take the second place in the table with 12 pointsThis was India’s sixth win, the same as New Zealand, but Mithali’s team is ahead on net run rateThe Indian women’s team registered its second successive win in the three-match series against New Zealand on Tuesday to move into the second position in the ICC Women’s Championship.India rode on brilliant batting performances from Smriti Mandhana and captain Mithali Raj to beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.Chasing a modest 162 for victory, Mandhana (90 not out) and Mithali (63 not out) stitched an unbeaten 151-run partnership for the third wicket to steer India past the finish line in the 36th over.The batters backed up yet another phenomenal performance from the Indian bowlers who skittled out the White Ferns for 161 in 44.2 overs after electing to field first.Veteran Jhulan Goswami starred with the ball with 3 for 23 in 8.2 overs while Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav bagged two wickets each. Shikha Pandey also contributed with a wicket.The result saw India leapfrog New Zealand to take the second place in the table with 12 points from 11 ODIs. This was India’s sixth win, the same as New Zealand, but Mithali’s team is marginally ahead of the White Ferns on the net run rate (0.611).That is it! Mithali Raj finishes it off with a SIX. India win by 8 wickets and lead the three-match series 2-0. #NZvINDDetails – https://t.co/HpmPFBz0T2 pic.twitter.com/neLHj6FJzzBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 29, 2019″162 was a very easy total to chase. I will be giving this award to all the bowlers in the team. They deserve it for restricting New Zealand to 161 on such a good wicketadvertisement”I thought today was an Indian wicket more than the New Zealand conditions. We had a camp before the first one-day for 10 days. BCCI has done really good to give us 10 days camp at Napier and we could get acclimatised to the conditions.”I don’t know why I end up smiling. All the teammates make fun of me, they are always trying to mock me saying I always smile whenever I get a short ball. I think I’d love to figure out how to make a serious face.”The women’s team is following close on the heels of the Indian men’s side, who crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at the same venue just a day before,” player of the match Mandhana said at the post-match presentation.India captain Mithali Raj meanwhile, wants her team to finish the series with a clean sweep.”I am happy with the series win in New Zealand and I’m happy the way the team is shaping because even the bowlers are doing their job. There are batters like the first game, we had the openers doing the job for us and this time around, my partnership with Smriti. So overall, the team looks good.”Well, I have always enjoyed batting in challenging conditions. I knew that today’s wicket is on the slower side and will help the spinners and it’s not going to be easy. It’s not a wicket where the ball is coming on to the bat and it requires patience. Smriti is in good form, someone has to give her the support on the other end.”When you have a good run, you would want to continue it. We are definitely looking for 3-0,” Mithali said.The women’s team is following close on the heels of the Indian men’s side, who crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at the same venue just a day before.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow ICC Women’s ChampionshipFollow Women’s 2nd ODIFollow indw vs nzwFollow ind vs nz women India jump to 2nd spot in ICC Women’s Championship after 2nd ODI win vs New ZealandWomen’s 2nd ODI: India 166/2 (Smriti Mandhana 90*, Mithali Raj 63*) beat New Zealand 161 (Jhulan Goswami 3/23) by 8 wickets to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Mandhana and Mithali stitched an unbeaten 151-run partnership for the third wicket to steer India past the finish line in the 36th over.advertisementlast_img read more