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India vs New Zealand ICC Women's T20 World Cup Highlights: India Qualify For Semis With Win vs New Zealand

Updated:27 February 2020 12:56 IST

IND vs NZ Women's T20 World Cup Highlights: Shikha Pandey kept her cool in the last over and helped India register a narrow three-run win over New Zealand.

India vs New Zealand ICC Womens T20 World Cup Highlights: India Qualify For Semis With Win vs New Zealand
IND vs NZ T20 Highlights: Shikha Pandey bowled a brilliant final over to see India home. © AFP

Fast bowler Shikha Pandey showed great composure and executed her plans brilliantly to help India register a close three-run win over New Zealand in their Group A encounter of ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Thursday. Defending a modest 133, Indian bowlers picked up three wickets inside first 10 overs, including their skipper Sophie Devine, which pushed New Zealand on the backfoot. However, Maddy Green (24 off 23), Katey Martin (25 off 28) and Amelia Kerr (34 not out off 19) kept New Zealand hopes alive and gave Indian bowlers some nervy moments. Needing 34 off 12 balls, Kerr collected 18 runs in the penultimate over bowled by Poonam Yadav. Hayley Jensen began the final over smashing a boundary on the very first ball. Kerr scored boundary on the penultimate delivery to make it five from the last ball. However, Shikha Pandey fired in a brilliant yorker to finish off things in style as India reached the semi-finals. Earlier, Shafali Verma (46 off 34 balls) batted with great maturity as India posted 133/8. Rest of the batters couldn't capitalise on the start and stuttered towards the end. 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.
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Highlights Between India Vs New Zealand ICC Women's T20 World Cup, straight from Junction Oval, Melbourne

  • 12:51 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Thank you for joining us!

    Shafali Verma once again won the player of the match award. That's all for today. Thank you for joining us, hope you liked our coverage. Till next time.. goodbye!
  • 12:28 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    India win by four runs and book a semi-finals spot!

    Shikha Pandey bowls a perfect yorker to finish off things in style as India won by three runs to qualify for the semi-finals.
  • 12:24 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Amelia Kerr plays a scoop shot over third-man to take it down to five off the last ball.
  • 12:22 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Brilliant bowling!

    Shikha Pandey bowls back to back yorkers and concedes only two singles. 
  • 12:21 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    12 needed off five!

    Hayley Jensen collects a boundary on the first ball to the delight of her teammates, sitting in the dugout.
  • 12:20 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    18 runs off the 19th over!

    Amelia Kerr collects 18 runs in the penultimate over, including four boundaries, to keep New Zealand alive in the game. 
  • 12:19 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Brilliant start to the over!

    Amelia Kerr moves across and waits for the delivery and plays it over fine-leg to start the over with a boundary. NZ need 30 off 11 balls

  • 12:15 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    New Zealand need 34 from 12 balls!

    Poonam Yadav will bowl the penultimate over and New Zealand need 34 off two overs.
  • 12:11 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Radha Yadav removes Katey Martin for 25!

    Radha Yadav gets her revenge as she removes Katey Martin after conceding a boundary on the previous ball. NZ 90/5 in 16.3 overs

  • 12:10 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Katey Martin comes forward, plants one knee and sweeps Radha Yadav for a boundary. NZ 90/4 in 16.2 overs

  • 12:06 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Amelia Kerr comes down the pitch against Deepti Sharma and put it the gap on the off-side. A much-needed boundary this for New Zealand
  • 12:02 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Huge wicket for India as Green goes for 24!

    Maddy Green dances down the track but misses as Gayakwad altered her line and wicket-keeper completes a good catch to send her packing. NZ 77/4 in 14.2 overs

  • 11:58 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Solid partnership for New Zealand!

    The fourth wicket stand between two New Zealand batters Katey Martin and Maddy Green has kept their side in the hunt but they need to keep going. 
  • 11:53 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    A lovely sweep shot from Katey Martin off the bowling off Poonam Yadav fetches her another boundary as New Zealand continue to inch close to the target. NZ 70/3 in 12.5 overs
  • 11:51 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    SIX!

    Maddy Green comes down the track against Radha Yadav and clobbers a full-length ball over cow-corner for a huge six. NZ 64/3 in 11.5 overs 
  • 11:49 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad bowled two poor deliveries in this over and both were sent to the fence. NZ 55/3 in 11 overs

  • 11:41 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Brilliant bowling from Poonam!

    Poonam Yadav completes a brilliant over in which she gave away just five runs -- all singles-- and took the all-important wicket of Sophie Devine. 
  • 11:39 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Poonam Yadav removes Sophie Devine!

    Poonam Yadav gets the big fish as she removes New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine for 14. NZ 34/3 in 8.1 overs. Devine played five balls in the previous off bowled by Radha Yadav and that created a ton of pressure, which forced her into playing a big shot.
  • 11:36 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Tidy over for Radha Yadav!

    Radha Yadav bowls a brilliant over as she gives away only one run that too while bowling against New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine. 
  • 11:29 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Huge wicket for India!

    Suzie Bates tries an innovative shot against Deepti Sharma but plays the wrong line and the ball crashes on to her stumps, giving India 2nd wicket
  • 11:25 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Sophie Devine comes dancing down the track and lofts a full ball over mid-off for a boundary. NZ 26/1 in 4.2 overs.
  • 11:21 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    India lose their review!

    A poor DRS call from India and they lose their review as the replay shows the ball would have missed the leg stump.
  • 11:19 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad bowls on the pads and Sophie Devine glances it towards fine leg for a boundary. NZ 18/1 in 3 overs
  • 11:14 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Shikha Pandey strikes, removes Rachel Priest!

    Shikha Pandey strikes to give India first breakthrough as Rachel Priest departs for 12. NZ 13/1 in 1.4 overs.
  • 11:10 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    12 runs off the first over!

    Rachel Priest moves across and smashes the ball on the leg side for another boundary. 12 came off the first over as New Zealand got off to a flying start.
  • 10:53 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    New Zealand need 134 to win!

    12 runs came of the final over, including a runout on the last ball, as India finish at 133/8. 
  • 10:52 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    SIX!

    Radha Yadav clears the long-off fence and collects a maximum as India go past 130-mark.
  • 10:49 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Missed stumping chance!

    Another missed chance as New Zealand wicket-keeper Rachel Priest fails to get hold of the ball and misses a simple stumping. To her defence she was blinded by the batter in front but at this level you are expected to make most of such chances.
  • 10:45 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    India seven down as Deepti falls for 8!

    Another Indian batter departs cheaply as Deepti Sharma goes for 8. IND 111/7 in 17.1 overs and are losing the momentum.
  • 10:38 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Veda Krishnamurthy departs cheaply!

    Veda Krishnamurthy gets down on the knees for a sweep shot but misses the line completely. The New Zealand players were pretty confident and challenged the on-field decision and got the reward as the decision was overturned.
  • 10:32 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    100 up for India!

    Veda Krishnamurthy takes a single to bring up 100 runs for India in the 15th over.
  • 10:29 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Wicket! Shafali Verma departs!

    Shafali Verma comes down the track but her mistimed shot goes straight to extracover fielder as India lose fifth wicket.
  • 10:24 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Another failure for Harmanpreet!

    WICKET! Huge loss for India as Harmanpreet Kaur hands a simple catch back to the bowler. IND 93/4 in 13 overs.
  • 10:20 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Six!

    Shafali Verma comes down the track, converts the delivery in to a full toss and lofts it over bowler's head for a maximum. IND 90/3 in 12 overs
  • 10:18 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Rosemary Mair offers Shafali Verma widrth outside off stump and she makes most of it, plying it over third man for a boundary.
  • 10:17 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Soft dismissal for Jemimah Rodrigues!

    A leading edge from Jemimah Rodrigues goes in the air, straight to backward point fielder who makes no mistake. IND 80/3 in 11.1 overs.
  • 10:12 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Dropped at mid-wicket!

    Another chance goes begging as the mid-wicket fielder drops a sitter to give Shafali Verma one more life. IND 75/2 in 10 overs
  • 10:10 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Four!

    Jemimah Rodrigues gets off the mark in style with a boundary. IND 72/2 in 9.3 overs.
  • 10:08 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    WICKET! Taniya Bhatia departs!

    Rosemary Mair strikes on the first ball of her second spell to get rid of Taniya Bhatia. IND 68/2 in 9.1 overs.
  • 10:04 (IST)Feb 27, 2020

    Dropped!

    Shafali Verma tries to clear the long-on fence but doesn't get enough power and the fielder drops a tough chance despite getting both hands. IND 60/1 in 8 overs  
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