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Women's WC: New Zealand win toss, put India to bat

Women's WC: New Zealand win toss, put India to bat

India face a do-or-die situation against New Zealand in what can be termed as a virtual quarter-final of the ICC Women's World Cup.

The Indians only have themselves to blame for their current situation as they batted unexpectedly slow on a track that was offering a bit of turn and grip.

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of India vs New Zealand match from ICC Women's World Cup.

Meanwhile, England, Australia and South Africa have all booked their place in the last-four with victories on Wednesday, leaving a straight shootout for the fourth and final qualification spot. If New Zealand win and Australia beat South Africa by a big margin, they could also move to the third spot.

IST: 50 runs come up for India.

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We can expect some long rallies, and athletic shot-making and there is very little between the in terms of time spent on court. She lost to Serena Williams with the title on the line at Wimbledon in 2015, then beat her at Roland Garros previous year .

Yet both teams will need to bounce back from defeats in the penultimate round of pool matches, where New Zealand lost by 75 runs to England and India were beaten by eight wickets by Australia.

Fielding too has been a problem area for India throughout the tournament.

Raj scored 69 in her side's ICC World Cup group game against Australia to take her career tally to 6,028, eclipsing the 5,992 runs totted up by Edwards.

Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. With the ball, Jhulan Goswami has lacked penetration, taking four wickets in six games at an economy of 4.7 (joint highest among fast bowlers) in the tournament.

Mithali Raj is the second highest run scorer in the tournament for India with 247 runs in six matches while Raut leads the pack with 277 runs from six matches.


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