And so, four games from the five-ODI series are over. There’s one more left before we lower the curtains on tour and get a little closer to the Women’s World Cup, which is just over a week away. Bowling seems to be India’s concern at the moment, while New Zealand would love to see the whole contingent rise and crack. For now, we’re leaving. It has been my pleasure to bring you an overview of all these games and I wish you to be in the company once again on Thursday. See you then as I, S. Sudarshanan, say goodbye in the name of Srivathsa and our archer, Vairavana. Himanshu’s match report should be released here. Take care and see you soon!
7 in the morning What a day we had! For most of the day, it seemed that the rain and the forecast for the day would make it difficult to win the match. But the field staff did a great job of preparing the outdoor field. Devine and Bates then showed how good the conditions are for strokeplay, especially against seamers. Amelia Kerr just picked it up, arranging a stick exhibition.
While Gayakwad and Rana did well to limit the damage, 192 was a daunting task, and even more so after India lost fast passes at the top. Ghosh, however, provided plenty of fun during his 77-run fight with Paradise. Indian hopes then rose. However, once it fell, it was only a matter of time. Indian management, however, will not be pleased to see the meek surrender surrender.
Srividhya: “Amelia Kerr seems to be saying she can’t stay out of the game for long. Good bowling performance after a relentless kick. She’s truly Ashley Gardner or Natalie Sciver for the NZ. What a player.”
Bala: “Poman at the end of the match, whose decision was postponed due to a significant partnership between Rich and Mithali. Indian blows fell in piles like a package of cards at the top and bottom after the Rich-Mithali partnership. The result was predictable from the beginning could show enough except for one striking knock by Rich Ghosh. “
It’s time for presentation:
Amelia Kerr, player of the match: I probably woke up this morning, looked at the rain and wondered if we were going to go. Sophie and Amy got us started and then it was fun. I train diligently as in a situation in a game in the lead. It is great to achieve four victories against the quality side. Having faith and confidence in our blow is a huge step towards the World Cup.
Indian Captain Mithali Raj: I definitely tried a few combinations with seam and spin attack. The bowling attack is a concern for the World Cup. We adapt to the conditions and open terrain and breeze. We weren’t exactly consistent in our bowling spells. I just watched Richie’s footage and she is a talented and exciting player for the future of India.
New Zealand captain Sophie Devine: It was another complete performance of ours. We have shown good intentions. Sometimes we were a little slow in changing our plans with the ball. I must have believed in this group forever. The way these girls have trained in the last two years, the results have not been on our side, but it is good to see that change.
18:46: New Zealand’s all-encompassing victory! She achieved a high score first, thanks to Amelie Kerr’s master class, scoring 68, not just 33 balls. Her appetite was not satisfied by this as she returned with three gates with the ball to reject India.