India beat New Zealand in warm-up

India warmed up for this week’s ICC Women’s World Cup with a comfortable eight-wicket win over New Zealand on Monday at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. A polished effort in the field kept the opposition to 201 and the chase was sealed with 39 deliveries remaining with each of the top four batsmen getting into runs ahead of India’s opener against West Indies on January 31 at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mithali Raj’s decision to field first was vindicated by her bowlers, in particularly former captain Jhulan Goswami whose 3 for 26 included the first wicket and two in one over as India checked the lower order. Three New Zealanders got starts but only Sara McGlashan (56) and Frances MacKay (69) made any real impact. The pair put on the highest stand of the innings (88) after New Zealand slipped to 44 for 3. Read more
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