India’s women eye clean sweep in New Zealand

India’s women cricket team eye clean sweep in New Zealand.India have dominated the Kiwis so far in this series and they look to whitewash them with their eight-wicket victory in the second One-Day International in Mount Maunganui.

Smriti Mandhana was on a blistering form yet again scoring a delightful 90 off 83 balls on a slow pitch that was being used for the third time in four days. Mandhana scored 13 fours and a six, and helped carve a 151-run stand for the second wicket with captain Mithali Raj to chase down a modest target of 162 with 14.4 overs to spare.

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Earlier the series-clinching victory was set up by the bowlers, none more than experienced Jhulan Goswami. The 36-year-old picked 3 for 23 to augment a well-functioning spin troika in Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav, each of whom picked two wickets apiece.

Brief Scores: New Zealand Women 161 in 44.2 overs (Satterthwaite 71; Goswami 2-23) lost to India 166/2 in 35.2 overs (Mandhana 90*, Raj 63*) by 8 wickets

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