Indian team defeated New Zealand in the semifinals of ICC Women’s World Cup by 186 runs on Saturday.
Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India took outstanding five wickets for just 15 runs while skipper Mithali Raj’s splendid 109 runs helped India to clinch the game.
The triumph guaranteed that Indian team qualifies for the semi-finals round for the first time after 2010.
Put into bat, India recuperated from an early runs of 21 for 2 in eighth over to score a tough 265 runs for 7 in their last league game. A 132-run remain amongst Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur for the third wicket brought them over into the match.
Kaur scored 60 runs. A splendid clinched fast 70 runs off only 45 balls from Krishnamurthy, studded with seven fours and two sixes, took India past 260.
Pursuing 266 for a win, New Zealand smashed out for only 79 runs in 25.3 overs.
In Women’s Cricket World Cup second Semi-last, Indian eves will conflict with Australia on Thursday. In first elimination round England will go up against South Africa on Tuesday. The last will be played on next Sunday.