Goswami Heroics In Vain As New Zealand Prevail

Goswami Heroics In Vain As New Zealand Prevail
Goswami Heroics In Vain As New Zealand Prevail
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New Zealand 201-8 (Doolan 76, Goswami 6-31) beat
India Women 162-9 (Kaur 33) by 39 runs
Quadrangular ODI Series, Southgate

Jhulan Goswami returned figures of six for 31 - the seventh-best figures in Women's One-Day International cricket - but New Zealand still beat India by 39 runs at Southgate.

Goswami became the second Indian, after Mamatha Maben, to take as New Zealand were held to 201 for eight but India could only reach 162 for nine in reply.

Captain Goswami dismissed Frances Mackay (7), Lucy Doolan (76), Sara McGlashan (17), Katey Martin (8), Nicola Browne (0) and Kate Broadmore (7) with four of her victims bowled.

Doolan's half-century, which came from 125 deliveries, as well as Suzie Bates's 34, gave New Zealand enough runs to bowl at, however.

India lost wickets at regular intervials when they batted, Punam Raut (26), Harmanpreet Kaur (33) and Veda Krishnamurthy (25) all falling victim to run outs having got themselves starts.

No other player could pass 14 and there was to be no fairytale all-round performance from Goswami, as she could make just ten as India slumped to defeat.

The wickets were shared around by the New Zealand bowlers, Browne grabbing a brace while there was one apiece for Sian Ruck, Kelly Anderson, Broadmore and Mackay.

The two sides meet again in a third/fourth place play-off at Aston Rowant on 7th July.

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