White Ferns out of World Cup after huge batting collapse against India

Live cricket India vs New Zealand ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Do-or-die game for both sides

In fact, India lost three wickets in the final over, in the space of four deliveries, for eight runs.

Accolades poured in from all quarters for Indian women's cricket team with acting BCCI president C K Khanna hailing the performance of Mithali Raj and Co.as they entered the semifinals of the ICC World Cup today.

Such was the havoc created by the Indian bowlers that only three of New Zealand's batters - Amy, Katey Martin (12) and Amelia Kerr (12 not out) - managed to reach double figures. Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the wrecker-in-chief with a spell of 5/15.While India progressed to the semi-finals with this win, social media went into a frenzy.

Mithali Raj has become the highest run scorer in Women's One Day Internationals (WODI).




Indian captain Mithali Raj spearheaded her side's innings, making 109 while Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy pitched in with 60 and 70 respectively.

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates won the toss and Invited India bat first. She is only the fifth batsman to make 1000 runs in the Women's World Cup.

The Indian hero was classy left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad, whose 5-15 in relatively unhelpful conditions tore the heart out of New Zealand's response.

With so much riding on the match, it will be a test of India's character, one where they will have to show the fight they have been lacking in the last two games. After two impressive knocks in the first two games, she slumped to four consecutive single digit scores which severely impacted India's start. She made a fifty in the previous match scoring 69 from 114 balls against Australia which ended up in a losing cause. She has been creating and breaking records in a big stage. This win ensured India qualify for the semi-final of an ICC event for the first time since 2010.

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