[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Women’s Cricket, New Zealand defeated India by 23 runs inthe first Twenty-20 at Wellington today to take a one-nil lead in thethree-match series. Put in to bat, the Kiwis had posted 159 for 4, riding onopener Sophie Devine’s 62, and end-of-innings cameos from skipper AmySatterthwaite and Katey Martin.
In reply, Smriti Mandhana’s 58 and Jemimah Rodrigues’ 39went in vain as the Indian eves were bundled out for 136 in 19.1 overs. LeaTahuhu bagged the maximum of 3 wickets for the hosts.
The second T-20 will be played in Auckland on Friday.