Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ-W: 160/9 (35 runs required, RR: 8.00)

  • Amelia Kerr0 (0b)
  • Radha Yadav4-0-31-2
  • Poonam Yadav4-0-33-3

2.10pm That is that. Sixteen months after shellacking 171* v Australia in the 50-over semi-final in Derby, Harmanpreet Kaur produced a similar brutal innings to ensure India opened their WWT20 campaign with an emphatic win. It was the first T20I hundred by an Indian woman. Here's Annesha's blockbuster profile of Harmanpreet

Harmanpreet Kaur (who else?), Player of the Match: Excited but still a long way to go. As a team, we have a lot to improve. I know if I settle down, I can go for my shots. Jemi also played really well. When you're hitting well, you need somebody to rotate the strike. The bowling needs to improve, though. I had a bit of fever yesterday, now feeling well

Amy: Just to be honest, we got outplayed today. Tuhuhu's spell came off well, but Harman played an outstanding innings. We weren't confident with the lbw review. We tried a lot of different options but it was too late. I thought the girls played with confidence and it's good for us moving forward. We have some three days to reset ourselves.

Harmanpreet, again: Well, winning and losing is part of the game. When Ramesh Sir joined us, a lot changed and we are really happy to have him in the team. Mithali didn't get lot of runs in the first six overs and she agreed to play down and contribute. Jemi likes to express herself and never takes pressure. We need young players who are excited about playing cricket.

That's all we have for you from this match. Join Karthik Krishnaswamy and Alagappan Muthu for Australia v Pakistan and West Indies v Bangladesh. Goodbye from myself, Deivarayan Muthu, and Binoy George

19.6
W
Yadav to Jensen, OUT, Jensen ventures down the track, speared flat and wide outside off. Fizzes through to the keeper. Bhatia whips the bails off. India open the WWT20 with an emphatic 34-run win

HNK Jensen st †Bhatia b Yadav 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5
W
Yadav to Kasperek, OUT, Another ripper from Deepti Sharma, sprinting in from long-on. Short and outside off, swatted away in the air, she tears in and claims a terrific low catch even as the ball dips on her

LM Kasperek c Sharma b Yadav 19 (9b 4x4 0x6) SR: 211.11

19.4
0
Yadav to Kasperek, no run, full on off, backs away and swishes to the covers
19.3
4
Yadav to Kasperek, FOUR runs, flighted on leg stump, slog-swept over short fine leg for back-to-back boundaries. Some late cheer for NZ
19.2
4
Yadav to Kasperek, FOUR runs, tossed up on middle, so slow that the batsman has enough time to jump across off and slog-sweep it over backward square leg
19.1
1
Yadav to Jensen, 1 run, on a length on middle, down the track and cracked down to long-on

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ-W: 151/7 (44 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 44.00)

  • Leigh Kasperek11 (5b)
  • Hayley Jensen0 (0b)
  • Poonam Yadav4-0-33-3
  • Arundhati Reddy4-0-36-1
18.6
4
Poonam Yadav to Kasperek, FOUR runs, dragged down outside off, smeared off the back foot between point and the covers
18.5
W
Poonam Yadav to Martin, OUT, on a length and spins away outside off, Martin steps out but is beaten in flight. Slices a loft to Kaur at cover. The India captain is on a roll today

KJ Martin c Kaur b Poonam Yadav 39 (25b 8x4 0x6) SR: 156.00

18.4
4
Poonam Yadav to Martin, FOUR runs, tossed up wide and spins away further, launched up and over the covers
18.3
1
Poonam Yadav to Kasperek, 1 run, tosses past the tramline and turns away, sliced off an outside edge to short third man
18.2
4
Poonam Yadav to Kasperek, FOUR runs, shuffles across and sweeps it away behind square
18.1
1
Poonam Yadav to Martin, 1 run, Poonam drops a return catch. She moves to her right but this drive bursts out

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | NZ-W: 137/6 (58 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 29.00)

  • Katey Martin34 (22b)
  • Leigh Kasperek2 (2b)
  • Arundhati Reddy4-0-36-1
  • Deepti Sharma4-0-33-0
17.6
1
Reddy to Martin, 1 run, pitched up and outside off, muscled down to long-on
17.5
1
Reddy to Kasperek, 1 run, slashes outside off. The outside edge streaks down to third man
17.4
1
Reddy to Martin, 1 run, full-toss outside off, crashed to sweeper cover
17.3
4
Reddy to Martin, FOUR runs, full-toss on off, slugged away to the square-leg boundary
17.2
0
Reddy to Martin, no run, pitched up and seams away outside off, the batsman swings again and the ball carries to the keeper. Not given by the umpire. Harman calls for a review - yes, we have DRS for this tournament. Daylight between bat and ball. Not out
17.1
0
Reddy to Martin, no run, slower cutter outside off, swing and a miss
17.1
1w
Reddy to Martin, 1 wide, off-side wide

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | NZ-W: 129/6 (66 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 22.00)

  • Katey Martin28 (17b)
  • Leigh Kasperek1 (1b)
  • Deepti Sharma4-0-33-0
  • Poonam Yadav3-0-19-2
16.6
1
Sharma to Martin, 1 run, picked off the pads just wide of short fine leg
16.5
0
Sharma to Martin, no run, slapped off the back foot to the covers
16.4
4
Sharma to Martin, FOUR runs, Martin gets inside the line of this full ball on middle and sweeps it past short fine leg
16.3
0
Sharma to Martin, no run, darted outside off, cracked to the covers
16.2
4
Sharma to Martin, FOUR runs, fired on middle, Martin comes down the track and sweeps it away square through the leg side. Hit flat and hard to the boundary

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st52SW BatesAM Peterson
2nd21SW BatesSFM Devine
3rd0SW BatesJM Watkin
4th20SW BatesAE Satterthwaite
5th5KJ MartinSW Bates
6th12KJ MartinML Green
7th37KJ MartinLM Kasperek
8th13LM KasperekHNK Jensen
9th0HNK JensenAC Kerr