New Zealand Women v India Women, 2nd ODI, Lincoln March 6, 2006

Tiffen powers New Zealand to victory

Cricinfo staff

New Zealand 158 for 5 (Tiffen 66) beat India 157 for 7 (Sharma 30) by five wickets Scorecard

Haidee Tiffen scored 66 off only 61 balls at Lincoln © Getty Images

A captain's knock by Haidee Tiffen helped New Zealand defeat India by five wickets in the second ODI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. Tiffen's 66 came at more than a run-a-ball, as New Zealand easily chased 158 in only 28.2 overs and gained a 2-0 lead in the series.

Sent in to bat, India struggled to put up a challenging score after a steady start, with the openers Karu Jain and Jaya Sharma putting on 57. After Sharma's dismissal for 30, India lost wickets at regular intervals and were unable to step up the run-rate and finished on 157 for 7 in their 50 overs.

Anna Dodd, the offbreak bowler, bowled a tight spell, returning with the economical figures of 2 for 19 from 10 overs. In reply New Zealand set out on their chase scoring at a brisk rate. Tiffen, who struck six fours in her innings, missed her chance to score the winning runs, stepping down the track, only to be stumped by Jain off Devika Palshikar when the scores were level.