Goswami's six in vain as India slump to another loss

New Zealand 201 for 8 (Doolan 76, Goswami 6-31) beat India 162 for 9 (Kaur 33, Browne 2-39) by 39 runs

Jhulan Goswami's career-best haul of 6 for 31 wasn't enough to prevent India from slumping to their sixth defeat in seven matches following another uninspiring batting performance against New Zealand. Lucy Doolan made a patient 76 - her maiden ODI half-century - that allowed New Zealand to post 201, a total that India never looked like getting.

Doolan and her captain Suzie Bates (34) - leading the side after an ankle injury ruled out regular captain Aimee Watkins - added 81 for the second wicket after Goswami had struck early to remove Frances Mackay in seamer-friendly conditions. But the rest of the Indian attack accounted for only one wicket and that enabled New Zealand to reach a score that proved to be beyond India's reach.

Unlike India, five of the New Zealand bowlers shared the wickets, ensuring the pressure was squarely on the Indian line-up. Moreover, three of the Indian batsmen who managed to score more than 20 were run-out. Nicola Browne finished with 2 for 39 as India crawled to 162 in 50 overs.

IND Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st38PG RautN Tanwar
2nd19M RajPG Raut
3rd2M RajH Kaur
4th52H KaurV Krishnamurthy
5th13J GoswamiH Kaur
6th11J GoswamiA Sharma
7th6A SharmaSD Gupta
8th9A SharmaG Sultana
9th11G SultanaE Bisht
10th1E BishtSLJ Lobatto