Women's WC: New Zealand win toss, put India to bat

Live cricket India vs New Zealand ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Do-or-die game for both sides

Hanging on to fourth spot on the points table, a loss will shatter India's semifinal hopes.

Earlier, Mithali became the first batswoman to score 6000 runs in One-Day Internationals in the course of India's World Cup league game against Australia at Bristol.

Australia assured itself of advancing along with England and South Africa, who won their respective matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma and Sushma Verma.

On Wednesday, it was a mixed feeling for Indian cricket fans as Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj crossed the 6,000-run barrier and in the process surpassed the record of England cricketer Charlotte Edwards (5992 runs).

ICC Women World Cup is in progress in England these days. Despite becoming the first Indian cricketer to score more than 1,000 runs in World Cup events she is the fifth batter to do so.

The 34-year-old cricketer started her worldwide career in 1999 with a match against Ireland.

She said that the team's game has been good in the tournament and they have lost only against England and Australia and that they have to play well as it is a do-or-die game and one of them has to go home.

Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand finished with the best bowling figure of 3/45 in 10 overs. She scored a brilliant hundred in her debut and played a key role in Indian team's victory. However, the highlight of the virtual knock-out match was Mithali's sixth ton in her 184th match and her 109 came from 123 balls and had 11 fours in it.

There are too many records against her name. She also has another world record of making most fifties in women one-day worldwide cricket.



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