NZ vs IND: Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen shine as hosts take 4-0 lead in ODI series

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NZ vs IND: Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen shine as hosts take 4-0 lead in ODI series
NZ vs IND: Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen shine as hosts take 4-0 lead in ODI series

NZ vs IND: Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen shine as hosts take 4-0 lead in ODI series

NZ vs IND: New Zealand defeated India by 63 runs in the fourth one-day international of the five-match series at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown on Tuesday, with Amelia Kerr’s 68-run knock and a dominant bowling performance.

New Zealand has taken a 4-0 lead in the five-match series with its victory. The final One-Day International will now take place on Thursday. Rain forced the fourth One-Day International to be shortened to 20 overs each side. India’s chase for 192 got off to the worst possible start when Shafali Verma (0), Yastika Bhatia (0), and Pooja Vastrakar (4) all fell in rapid succession, reducing them to 12/3 in the third over. Hayley Jensen sent Smriti Mandhana (13) back to the pavilion soon after, and India was in trouble at 19/4 in the fifth over.

The Indian innings was then reinvigorated when Richa Ghosh and Mithali Raj joined forces at the crease. Ghosh scored her fifty in just 26 balls, making it the fastest fifty by an Indian batsman in Women’s One-Day Internationals. However, the 18-year-old was dismissed in the 13th over after scoring 52 runs, and India was reduced to 96/5.

India was unable to recover from this setback, and New Zealand went on to win comfortably.

Earlier, Amelia Kerr scored 68 runs off 33 balls, including 11 fours and one six, to help New Zealand reach 191/5 against India. Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine also contributed crucial innings of 41 and 32 runs. As the White Ferns amassed a total of more than 190 runs.

Amy Satterthwaite also contributed with a 32-run knock off 16 balls. Renuka Singh returned with two wickets for India.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 191/5 (Amelia Kerr 68, Suzie Bates 41; Renuka Singh 2-33)

India 128 all out (Richa Ghosh 52, Mithali Raj 30; Hayley Jensen 3-32).