PREVIEW

 

After sealing the three-match T20I series by 2-0, the White Ferns are set to host the Indian Women for the final T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton. This series win must be a huge morale booster for the Kiwi women after being hammered in the ODI series by 4-1. While the final game in Hamilton will be served as a dead rubber, Indian team would be hoping to avoid a whitewash and end this tour on a winning note.

Having won the toss, New Zealand elected to field first in a crucial match. The Indian team lost their first wicket early on but two in-from batswomen; Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues took charge to steady the ship. Smriti looked in good touch for her 36 runs before getting out to Rosemary Mair. Jemimah Rodrigues’s played an exceptional knock of 72(53) to take her side to a modest total of 135 runs. However, her heroics vent in vain as the visitors lost the match by four wickets.

The hosts conventionally started the chase as both the openers seemed to be in good knick. Radha Yadav cleaned her up Sophie Devine before she looked to threaten with the bat. Suzie Bates played a match-winning knock under pressure to take her side over the line. She scored 62(52) crucial runs in a low-scoring affair and was rightfully declared the player of the match. It was a close contest which went down the line until the last ball of the 20th over.

With the series in their kitty, the home side can test their bench strength in the final match. The visitors, on the other hand, can play Mithali Raj in their starting lineup. Indian team would be eyeing to bounce back in style heading into the third T20I at Hamilton.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Time:  08:30 AM IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

League: India tour of New Zealand

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

 

Ground Stats T20

 

Total Matches 9
Matches won batting first 4
Matches won bowling first 5
Average 1st Inns scores 168
Average 2nd Inns scores 155
Highest total recorded 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 78/10 (17.3 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest score chased 202/5 (19.4 Ov) by NZ vs ZIM
Lowest score defended 194/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs NZ

 

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SQUADS

 

India Women:

Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey

New Zealand Women:

Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Caitlin Gurrey, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Katey Martin(w), Frances Mackay, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Hayley Jensen, Anna Peterson.

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

 

India

  • Jemimah Rodrigues
  • Smriti Mandhana
  • Poonam Yadav

 

New Zealand

  • Suzie Bates
  • Sophie Devine
  • Amy Satterthwaite(c)

 

 

Probable Playing XI

 

India Women:

Priya Punia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Arundhati Reddy, Mansi Joshi, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav

New Zealand Women:

Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Caitlin Gurrey, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Katey Martin(w), Anna Peterson, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair

 

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