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Mithali Gets Ready For Semis After Marvellous Victory Over New Zealand

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| July 16 , 2017 , 13:53 IST

After a marvelous victory over New Zealand in the quarter-finals on Saturday, Mithali Raj and her team are getting ready for the semi-finals against Australia on July 20.

Puffed with the taste of victory Indian skipper took to the microblogging site and tweeted, “Perfect response from the team after 2 losses to win against New Zealand and seal the semis spot against the Aussies.”

On Saturday, Indian Women’s National Cricket Team registered victory over New Zealand with a stunning 186 runs advantage. India set a considerable target of 265 runs for the rival team with the help of Captain Mithali Raj (109), Harmanpreet Kaur (60) and Veda Krishnamurthy (70).

Chasing the Target, however, New Zealand was limited to a mere 79 runs thanks to left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad who took 5 wickets in the match giving just 15 runs away in her 7.3 overs.

Rajeshwari was well assisted by off-spinner Deepti Sharma (2/26) while veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took one wicket apiece.

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Just 11 overs into the match, New Zealanders found themselves three-down and after a brief, ineffective resistance from Amy Satterthwaite (26) and Sophie Devine, they fell like nine pins as the Indian bowlers maintained an immaculate line throughout.

Mithali, who on Saturday became the first Indian batswoman to notch 1000 World Cup runs, batted cautiously to steady the ship along with all-rounder Harmanpreet as the New Zealand bowlers kept testing the Indians with some tight line and length.

India is scheduled to face Australia in the semi-final on July 20 at the County Ground in Derby. Earlier India had lost to Australia by 8 wickets in the group match this tournament. Despite India’s 226-7, Australia won the match with a hit 227 losing a mere 2 wickets in the process.

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