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March 11, 2006
New Zealand Women 272 for 7 (Drumm 83, Tiffen 53, Fahey 50) beat India Women 175 by 97 runs
Emily Drumm celebrated her 100th one-day international in fine style with a splendid 83 as New Zealand trounced India by 97 runs to take an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. In a one-sided game at Lincoln, New Zealand racked up 272 for 7 after winning the toss, with Haidee Tiffen (53) and Maria Fahey (50) offering fine support to Drumm. The Indians were never in the hunt, being bowled out for 175 in the 49th over.
Drumm came in to bat after New Zealand had lost both openers with 56 on the board. With Tiffen she added 63 for the third wicket, and then put together 97 - the most substantial partnership of the innings - for the fifth wicket with Fahey. Drumm struck five fours in her innings, which came off only 97 balls, before being bowled by Jhulan Goswami, India's most successful bowler with 3 for 49.
India's response began reasonably well with a 42-run stand for the first wicket, but the run rate was far below the rate required. Anjum Chopra top-scored with 43 from 59 balls, but got little support from the rest, and the match was over long before she was the last one to be dismissed.
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