ICC Women's World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final: India Women v New Zealand Women at Nottingham, Jun 18, 2009
New Zealand Women won by 52 runs
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (neutral venue)
18 June 2009 (20-over match)

Toss: New Zealand women won the toss and they will be batting.

The Teams: for today, New Zealand women: Aimee Watkins (capt), Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates, Sara McGlashan, Nicola Browne, Lucy Doolan, Sarah Tsukigawa, Rachel Priest (wk), Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck, Kate Pulford

India Women: Poonam Raut, Anjum Chopra, Mithali Raj, Rumeli Dhar, Reema Malhotra, Sulakshna Naik (wk), Priyanka Roy, Amita Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Gouher Sultana

Hello and welcome to cricinfo's live coverage of the first semi-final between India women and New Zealand women.

The Indian women face an uphill task against the unbeaten New Zealand women team, who defeated Australia, West Indies and South Africa in the league phase. The Indian women on the other hand after their disappointing effort in the first match against England, bounced back well to defeat Pakistan and Sri Lanka to book its place in the last four.

And the teams line-up for the national anthems. India go first. And now the New Zealand women sing their anthem. Not much crowd in.

0.1

Goswami to Doolan, no run, good delivery to start the semi-final. It landed around the length and cut in towards middle stump, defended to the on side

0.2

Goswami to Doolan, 1 run, Even better. Almost knocked out the stumps. It was the inswinger this time and induced the inside edge on the drive and the ball ran past the leg stump

0.3

Goswami to Bates, 2 runs, gets this to shaped away outside off stump and Bates dabs it wide of third man for couple of runs

0.4

Goswami to Bates, no run, and this one straightens on the middle and off, turned to square leg.

0.5

Goswami to Bates, no run, length delivery outside off stump, slight movement away, steered to backward point

0.6

Goswami to Bates, no run, bouncing delivery on the middle stump line, worked to square leg.

And this is Sriram Veera your commentator. Binoy G and Srinivas Raju are on the scoring duty.

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 3/0

    • SW Bates 2 (4b)
    • LR Doolan 1 (2b)
    • J Goswami 1-0-3-0
1.1

Dhar to Doolan, no run, full delivery on the middle stump line, sweeps it across the line towards midwicket

1.2

Dhar to Doolan, no run, The 'Keeper is standing up,. It was outside off stump and she had a wild slog across the line and missed.

1.3

Dhar to Doolan, 2 runs, drifts down the leg side, paddled away to fine-leg region

1.4

Dhar to Doolan, OUT, Dhar takes first strike. Right through this over, Doolan was looking to go after Dhar and is gone now. She attempted another big slog sweep across the line and top-edged it to Chopra at midwicket

LR Doolan c Chopra b Dhar 3 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

1.5

Dhar to Bates, no run, full in length, around the off stump, driven to mid-on

1.6

Dhar to Bates, FOUR, Bates hits the first boundary of the semi-final. Gentle seam-up delivery drifting towards leg and middle and Bates pulls it to deep square leg boundary

End of over 2 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 9/1

    • SW Bates 6 (6b 1x4)
    • AL Watkins 0 (0b)
    • R Dhar 1-0-6-1
2.1

Goswami to Watkins, 1 wide, pushed across outside off stump, left alone

2.1

Goswami to Watkins, no run, another length delivery slanted across Watkins who allows it to pass through the keeper

2.2

Goswami to Watkins, no run, similar delivery and Watkins has a flash and a miss

2.3

Goswami to Watkins, FOUR, Watkins has smoked that. It was slightly short in length outside off, Watkins walked towards the ball and carved it over point

2.4

Goswami to Watkins, no run, fuller in length, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

2.5

Goswami to Watkins, 2 runs, outside off stump, sliced away to third man

2.6

Goswami to Watkins, no run, walks down the track and has a heave - she was aiming over mid-off - but missed it completely.

End of over 3 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 16/1

    • AL Watkins 6 (6b 1x4)
    • SW Bates 6 (6b 1x4)
    • J Goswami 2-0-10-0

Good for the girls that they're playing their knockout games at the same grounds as the men, says George Binoy.

3.1

Dhar to Bates, no run, short in length, just outside off stump, punched to cover

3.2

Dhar to Bates, no run, back of length, on the middle stump line, swatted to midwicket

The crowd is filling up a bit and they are enjoying this early display. The sky is covered in clouds, but nothing threatening. Good contest between Goswami and Watkins developing.

3.3

Dhar to Bates, no run, shifts the line back to the off stump, punched to the off side

3.4

Dhar to Bates, no run, charges down the track, Dhar drags back the length and Bates edges the intended heave to her pad

3.5

Dhar to Bates, no run, Bates is oozing intent here. She is not able to find the gap though. She moved outside leg stump this time and forced it away hard but straight to extra cover. Fine-leg and third-man come in, we have a long-on and a deep square leg now

3.6

Dhar to Bates, no run, And Dhar drops it on a length around off and middle to get a dot ball and completes the maiden over

End of over 4 (maiden) New Zealand Women 16/1

    • SW Bates 6 (12b 1x4)
    • AL Watkins 6 (6b 1x4)
    • R Dhar 2-1-6-1
4.1

Goswami to Watkins, no run, swing and a miss outside off stump. The keeper under-armed a direct hit at the striker's end

4.2

Goswami to Watkins, FOUR, Watkins seems to favour that carve to the square on the off side. Again, very well played. Unlike the earlier time, this ball was on the stumps, she walked outside leg, created room and flayed it over point

4.3

Goswami to Watkins, no run, she takes a couple of steps down the track. Goswami keeps her cool and hurls a length delivery that cuts away, dabbed to backward point

4.4

Goswami to Watkins, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Watkins has a slash and a miss.

4.5

Goswami to Watkins, no run, moves outside leg stump, Goswami follows her with a length delivery, punched to cover

4.6

Goswami to Watkins, no run, length delivery on the off and middle line, punched to backward point

End of over 5 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 20/1

    • AL Watkins 10 (12b 2x4)
    • SW Bates 6 (12b 1x4)
    • J Goswami 3-0-14-0
5.1

Dhar to Bates, 1 run, tries to back away to create room but the ball follows her and she ends up swatting it through mid-on

5.2

Dhar to Watkins, 1 wide, from round the stumps, well outside off stump, doesn't connect with the cut and the keeper collects

5.2

Dhar to Watkins, 2 runs, full in length, tilting in towards middle, clipped to deep square leg for couple of runs. And the fielder from midwicket rushes back all the way to drag it back from the ropes

5.3

Dhar to Watkins, no run, the off cutter this time, goes past the flashing blade

5.4

Dhar to Watkins, no run, short in length, keeps a tad low, pushed out to cover

5.5

Dhar to Watkins, FOUR, length delivery on the stumps, Watkins heaves it through wide long-on.

5.6

Dhar to Watkins, FOUR, floated full outside off stump and Watkins slices it high and hard over extra cover for another boundary. Good finish to the over.

End of over 6 (12 runs) New Zealand Women 32/1

    • AL Watkins 20 (17b 4x4)
    • SW Bates 7 (13b 1x4)
    • R Dhar 3-1-18-1
6.1

Sharma to Bates, 3 runs, fullish, swinging away outside off stump, Bates slashes it high over backward point and Dhar pushes it back from the ropes and topples over the boundary. Fine effort.

6.2

Sharma to Watkins, 5 wides, pushes it wide outside off stump and the keeper, standing up, can't reach it

6.2

Sharma to Watkins, FOUR, full in length outside off and it kept a touch low but Watkins adjusted superbly. She crouched a touch to hold balance, opened the bat-face and guided it superbly through backward point.

6.3

Sharma to Watkins, 1 run, full pitched on the off stump line, square driven to deep point

6.4

Sharma to Bates, OUT, What a stunning catch by Kaur at mid-off. It was mishit towards her and the ball appeared to be landing safely ahead of her. But Kaur flung herself forward to hold the ball inches off the turf.

SW Bates c Kaur b Sharma 10 (28m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

6.5

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, leans across to push it towards the off side

6.6

Sharma to Satterthwaite, 1 run

End of over 7 (14 runs) New Zealand Women 46/2

    • AE Satterthwaite 1 (2b)
    • AL Watkins 25 (19b 5x4)
    • A Sharma 1-0-13-1
7.1

Kaur to Satterthwaite, FOUR, low full toss on the leg stump line and swung away to deep backward square-leg boundary

Ian O'Brien, the New Zealand seamer, is in the audience

7.2

Kaur to Satterthwaite, 1 run, leans forward to turn to square leg for a single

7.3

Kaur to Watkins, FOUR, pushed it well outside off stump, full, goes for the square drive and edges it uppishly but through the vacant slip region. No third man. And now we have a fielder placed at third man

7.4

Kaur to Watkins, FOUR, Flamboyant square drive. Watkins keeps pinging the deep point boundary. It was full and outside off stump, Watkins square drives it powerfully

7.5

Kaur to Watkins, no run, lunges forward to push to the off side

7.6

Kaur to Watkins, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, sliced away off the outer edge to third man. Another very good over for NZ

End of over 8 (14 runs) New Zealand Women 60/2

    • AL Watkins 34 (23b 7x4)
    • AE Satterthwaite 6 (4b 1x4)
    • H Kaur 1-0-14-0
8.1

Sharma to Watkins, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket for a single

8.2

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, full in length, outside off stump, driven to mid-off

8.3

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, full and straight, jabbed to the off side

8.4

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, gets forward to drive but straight to mid-off

8.5

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, length delivery, on the off stump, full and straight again, pushed back to the bowler. "Bahut badiya daal rahi hai yaar," (you are bowling really well) screams the keeper

8.6

Sharma to Satterthwaite, 1 run, on the middle and leg, the ball rolls to backward square leg

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 62/2

    • AE Satterthwaite 7 (9b 1x4)
    • AL Watkins 35 (24b 7x4)
    • A Sharma 2-0-16-1
9.1

Raut to Satterthwaite, 1 run, flighted on the middle and off, pushed to cover for a single

9.2

Raut to Watkins, 1 run, short in length, the off break turns towards leg and middle, swung away to deep square leg

9.3

Raut to Satterthwaite, 1 run, flighted delivery on the middle and off line, checks her drive, ends up chipping it in the air to the left of the bowler

9.4

Raut to Watkins, 1 run, tossed up full, slog swept to deep midwicket

9.5

Raut to Satterthwaite, 1 run, flighted delivery lures out but the ball dips rapidly and she adjusts to dig it out to mid-off

9.6

Raut to Watkins, no run, flighted full again, dipping on the middle, driven back to the bowler

End of over 10 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 67/2

    • AL Watkins 37 (27b 7x4)
    • AE Satterthwaite 10 (12b 1x4)
    • PG Raut 1-0-5-0
10.1

Sharma to Satterthwaite, 2 leg byes, full in length, on the leg stump line, bounds off the pad and tickles pas the keeper to fine-leg

10.2

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, full pitched on the middle and off, driven hard back down the track and the bowler lunges to her right to make the stop

10.3

Sharma to Satterthwaite, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed away to the off side. The nagging line continues.

10.4

Sharma to Satterthwaite, OUT, Satterthwaite is run out by a direct hit from Mithali Raj. Satterthwaite pushed it cover where Mithali Raj swooped on the ball and fired in a direct hit at the non-striker's end.

AE Satterthwaite run out 10 (13m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

10.5

Sharma to Watkins, no run, full up, on the middle, pushed to covers

10.6

Sharma to Watkins, 1 run, fullish, on the leg side, swung away to fine-leg for a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 70/3

    • AL Watkins 38 (29b 7x4)
    • NJ Browne 0 (0b)
    • A Sharma 3-0-17-1
11.1

Raut to Watkins, FOUR, flighted outside leg stump and swept away hard to fine-leg boundary. Goswami rushes across to have a chat with Raut

11.2

Raut to Watkins, no run, better delivery, slows up the pace, turns it towards middle stump, stabbed to the point region

11.3

Raut to Watkins, no run, goes back to punch it to the off side of the pitch

11.4

Raut to Watkins, 1 run, tossed up around middle and leg, swept towards deep square leg

11.5

Raut to Browne, 1 run, Dropped by the keeper. It was the floater outside off, doesn't turn in as much and the batsman pushed inside the line to get the outside edge but its clanged

11.6

Raut to Watkins, 1 run

End of over 12 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 77/3

    • AL Watkins 44 (34b 8x4)
    • NJ Browne 1 (1b)
    • PG Raut 2-0-12-0

Gouher Sultana, the left-arm spinner, to bowl

12.1

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, starts off with a slightly wide delivery outside off, cut to deep backward point where Anjum Chopra stops

12.2

Sultana to Browne, no run

12.3

Sultana to Browne, no run, flighted full outside off, chopped to backward point

12.4

Sultana to Browne, 1 run, again very full in length, slow through the air, cut away to deep point

12.5

Sultana to Watkins, 2 runs, floated around the leg stump, Watkins top-edges the sweep over the keeper's head

12.6

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, drifts towards off side, pushed to cover point

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 82/3

    • AL Watkins 48 (37b 8x4)
    • NJ Browne 2 (4b)
    • G Sultana 1-0-5-0
13.1

Raut to Watkins, 1 run, flighted on the leg stump line, swept away to Kaur at deep square leg

13.2

Raut to Browne, 1 run, tossed up full, dragged through mid-on

13.3

Raut to Watkins, no run, shout for lbw but negated. It was full, it was on the stumps and Watkins missed the sweep. Close.

13.4

Raut to Watkins, 2 runs, leans forward to drive to wide long-off for couple of runs and that's her fifty. She played some fabulous square drives and carves over point earlier in the innings

13.5

Raut to Watkins, no run, leans forward to defend

13.6

Raut to Watkins, 1 run, retains the strike with a push to cover point

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 87/3

    • AL Watkins 52 (42b 8x4)
    • NJ Browne 3 (5b)
    • PG Raut 3-0-17-0
14.1

Sultana to Watkins, 1 wide, lands on a length on the leg stump and turns down leg for a wide

14.1

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, sweeps from outside off to deep square leg

14.2

Sultana to Browne, 1 run, flighted on the off stump line, heaved to deep midwicket

14.3

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, And again. NZ move to 91

14.4

Sultana to Browne, 1 run, goes down on her knee for the slog sweep but mistimes it towards deep midwicket

14.5

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, Another slog sweep attempted, gets the top edge but it lands safely behind midwicket

14.6

Sultana to Browne, no run, moves to the on side and drives hard but intercepted by Goswami at cover

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 93/3

    • NJ Browne 5 (8b)
    • AL Watkins 55 (45b 8x4)
    • G Sultana 2-0-11-0
15.1

Roy to Watkins, 2 runs, short and wide, cut to right of deep backward point fielder for two easy runs

15.2

Roy to Watkins, 1 run, slower in the air, dabbed to short third man for a single

15.3

Roy to Browne, OUT, runs down the track, doesn't connect with the attempted lofted hit, it turns past her and Sulakshna does the rest.

NJ Browne st †Naik b Roy 5 (15m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

15.4

Roy to McGlashan, no run, Peter McGlashan's sister Sarah is on strike and she punches it to cover

15.5

Roy to McGlashan, 1 run, stands tall to force the leg break down to long-on

15.6

Roy to Watkins, 2 runs, high full toss on the middle and off line, swung away to left of long-on for couple of runs

End of over 16 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 99/4

    • AL Watkins 60 (48b 8x4)
    • SJ McGlashan 1 (2b)
    • P Roy 1-0-6-1
16.1

Sultana to McGlashan, 1 run, flighted around the off stump, full, driven to long-off

16.2

Sultana to Watkins, FOUR, What a fine innings this has been. Fab to watch. She goes down on her knee to swing the flighted delivery to the cowcorner.

16.3

Sultana to Watkins, FOUR, Even better shot. She shuffled towards off side and swept it high and to deep square leg boundary. The shuffle helped her to get the gap perfectly. There were four people manning the boundary on the leg side

16.4

Sultana to Watkins, 1 run, Another swing to the leg side but this time straight towards long leg

16.5

Sultana to McGlashan, 1 run, flatter, around the off stump, forced to long-off

16.6

Sultana to Watkins, SIX, And that's the first six of the game. Watkins has killed it over square leg. Again, that shuffle towards off stump, again, that penchant to go down on her knees and she disposed it high over the boundary.

End of over 17 (17 runs) New Zealand Women 116/4

    • AL Watkins 75 (52b 10x4 1x6)
    • SJ McGlashan 3 (4b)
    • G Sultana 3-0-28-0
17.1

Sharma to McGlashan, no run, stays back to punch it straight to cover

17.2

Sharma to McGlashan, 1 run, back of length outside off stump, forced away to deep cover

17.3

Sharma to Watkins, 2 runs, moves outside leg stump and chips the length delivery over extra cover

17.4

Sharma to Watkins, 1 run, fuller, sliced to deep cover

17.5

Sharma to McGlashan, no run, full and curving in towards leg stump, tries to swing it to the on side, misses and is hit on the pad

17.6

Sharma to McGlashan, OUT, Sara moves the on side, has a slog across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed. It was the slower one and Sharma pumps her fist in celebration.

SJ McGlashan b Sharma 4 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 18 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 120/5

    • AL Watkins 78 (54b 10x4 1x6)
    • A Sharma 4-0-21-2
18.1

Goswami to Watkins, 1 run, full in length on the leg stump line, turned past square leg

18.2

Goswami to Devine, 2 runs, slower one, full outside off, edges the drive to left of third man for two runs

18.3

Goswami to Devine, 2 runs, short in length, outside off, punched neatly well to the right of third man

18.4

Goswami to Devine, no run, lovely leg cutter, bouncing away past the outside edge

18.5

Goswami to Devine, 1 run, fuller, around the off stump, driven to long-off for a single.

18.6

Goswami to Watkins, 2 runs, moves outside leg stump, slices the full delivery to deep backward point region

End of over 19 (8 runs) New Zealand Women 128/5

    • AL Watkins 81 (56b 10x4 1x6)
    • SFM Devine 5 (4b)
    • J Goswami 4-0-22-0
19.1

Dhar to Devine, 2 runs, creates room by moving outside leg stump and hit to left of long-on

19.2

Dhar to Devine, SIX, Six! That was a violent hit. It was the slower one, she read it early, waited before swinging it over wide long-on boundary. Clean swing of the bat.

19.3

Dhar to Devine, no run, Ah! a comedy of errors. Stumping and run out chance missed. And it was a dot ball in the end. Sulakshana failed to collect cleanly and missed the stumping. She relayed the throw to the bowler who missed the stumps at the other end and failed to run out the non-striker who had charged across

19.4

Dhar to Devine, 1 run, hits the length delivery to long-on

19.5

Dhar to Watkins, 2 runs, walks down the track. Dhar drags back the length but Watkins knives it through the line down the ground

19.6

Dhar to Watkins, SIX, What a finish by the NZ captain. She walked down the track, moving outside leg stump in the process and flayed it high over extra-cover boundary.

Superb innings from Watkins has put NZ in a great position. India haven't had a good time with the bat in the tournament. Advantage NZ. Join us in a short while for the chase.

End of over 20 (17 runs) New Zealand Women 145/5

    • AL Watkins 89 (58b 10x4 2x6)
    • SFM Devine 14 (8b 1x6)
    • R Dhar 4-1-35-1
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