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    7.4 there it is! That teasing length that has had Smriti in two minds. Goes for the half-stride again but this time she gets the front leg into the leg side to try and make some room. This makes the bat come down at an angle and she ends up playing across. Cleaned up completely, loses her off stump 21/2
    3.5 pokes one straight to first slip. Back of a length outside off, and a slight bit of movement away. Raut is pushing away from the body and there's enough deviation for trouble. Wants a single to third man, but it's a comfortable take for the slipper 10/1
    49.3 holes out to deep midwicket. Reaches out after stepping down the track. Pushes in front of her body and lifts this leg side ball up and into the hands of deep midwicket. This is the first time she's getting out after making a hundred 262/5
    35.1 and she begins with a wicket! A floated full ball on off stump. Kaur shapes up for a big hit, but the ball is very slow and loopy. She rethinks her shot and is stuck somewhere between a slog and a drive down the ground, without getting to the pitch. Chips it back feebly to the bowler who mistimes her jump but recovers to take it on the second attempt 153/3
    36.3 and she induces the edge which is snatched out of the air by Rachel Priest to her left! Stunning catch! This is a length ball outside off. Deepti stabs at it and looks to run it down to third man. Gets a big edge that would have gone straight to first slip. Priest leaps to her left, one-handed, and is nearly parallel to the floor as she holds on to it 154/4
    49.5 rush of blood from Verma and that's the end of Veda. She looked to ramp this fine, but there wasn't enough pace. Got it off the toe and into the midwicket region. Verma hared back for the second that was never there. Veda was hesitant, then responded and even got a chance as the fielder coming into the stump at the striker's end failed to collect. But the keeper, backing up, was at hand to underarm-flick onto the stumps. A brilliant, brilliant ODI innings. If you ever wanted impact, that was it. 265/6
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    50 smart catch at deep midwicket. Good couple of balls for Satterthwaite out on that boundary. This is tossed up from around the wicket and she gets a big connection after stepping out. The slog is high and it's well hit, but Satterthwaite is calm under this as she arches back to take the catch 265/7
    Extras
    9 (b 2, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    265/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.30)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    LM Kasperek10.034534.5000
    LMM Tahuhu10.014914.9011
    HM Rowe10.033023.0020
    SW Bates8.005907.3710
    AC Kerr10.006406.4010
    AE Satterthwaite2.001507.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (PG Raut, 3.5 ov), 2-21 (S Mandhana, 7.4 ov), 3-153 (H Kaur, 35.1 ov), 4-154 (DB Sharma, 36.3 ov), 5-262 (M Raj, 49.3 ov), 6-265 (V Krishnamurthy, 49.5 ov), 7-265 (S Pandey, 49.6 ov)
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    1.1 there's the big wicket. Bates plays down the wrong line. Looks to flick but the ball swung back in, hit the deck and nipped away to take the leading edge. Veda lapped it up at wide slip like it was a christmas gift. That should get India going 5/1
    3 hit back to Goswami, who takes an excellent catch on her followthrough. The last two deliveries moved away, this came back in a wee bit. It was hit hard alight but she reacted superbly. This was travelling. New Zealand in early trouble. 7/2
    17.1 this is stunning! Clever piece of bowling. Satterthwaite is steps out but is completely deceived in flight, the ball spun away - the doosra (I'm sure it wasn't intended) - to square her up and Sushma Verma did the rest. She wasn't even in the frame as the bails were whipped off. 51/4
    10.3 pressure was building and she's fallen into the trap. Inability to get boundaries left her looking to step out and whip this over midwicket, but didn't time it well. Hit straight into the hands of Harmanpreet. New Zealand wobbling bigtime 27/3
    19.4 gone! Deepti dives backwards at extra cover and takes the catch. Surely this is the end for New Zealand. Full outside off, but Devine is playing away from the body as she tries to lift this over the infield on the off side. Well, less lift, more tonk. But it spins and bounces away, and she slices it in the covers region 57/6
    18.2 gone! Oh what a stunning ball this is! The perfect offspinner. Rips it hard, good length, outside off stump. Gets it to drift and dip. Perkins not to the pitch as she looks to slap this through the off side. It spins in rapidly and hits the top of off. Stunning, stunning bowling. 52/5
    22.3 chips this full toss straight to Jhulan Goswami who gobbles this up at mid-on like she would to a puchka back home in Kolkata. Too easy. She charged down the pitch, presumably, to hit over the top but something changed midway. 62/8
    21.5 plays all around the line. The tossed up delivery pitched on leg and spun away to beat the outside edge and crash into the stumps. She looked to work it past midwicket. Wrong choice of shot. India are all over New Zealand like a bad rash infection. New Zealand are crumbling again in a knockout game 62/7
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    24 simple catch to slip. What an inspired selection this has been. Tahuhu lured by the flight outside off, went for a big drive but could only manage a thick edge as Goswami moved low to her left to complete a sharp catch. 67/9
    25.3 India are into the World Cup semi-final. Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who warmed the bench for six games, comes back in and walks away with a five-for. This was pitched right into the blockhole, she looked to work this to the leg side but was late on the shot as the ball knocked the middle stump. This is a massive win for India. A statement. India remain unbeaten in four games here in Derby and will likely play their semi-final here too. 79/10
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    79 all out (25.3 Overs, RR: 3.09)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    J Goswami5.011412.8000
    S Pandey5.011212.4000
    DB Sharma6.002624.3301
    RS Gayakwad7.311552.0000
    Poonam Yadav2.001216.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (SW Bates, 1.1 ov), 2-7 (RH Priest, 2.6 ov), 3-27 (KJ Martin, 10.3 ov), 4-51 (AE Satterthwaite, 17.1 ov), 5-52 (KT Perkins, 18.2 ov), 6-57 (SFM Devine, 19.4 ov), 7-62 (HM Rowe, 21.5 ov), 8-62 (ML Green, 22.3 ov), 9-67 (LMM Tahuhu, 23.6 ov), 10-79 (LM Kasperek, 25.3 ov)