Match Over - India Women won by 186 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: County Ground, Derby
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 15 Jul 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: India Women
  • Man of the Match: M Raj


  • Umpire1: S George
  • Umpire2: CA Polosak
  • Third Umpire:



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

India Women



Overs: 25.3 / 50.0

New Zealand Women

So the semi-final line-ups have been confirmed. England v South Africa in Bristol on Tuesday and India v Australia in Derby on Thursday. Varun Shetty's bulletin is up for those wanting to catch up on all that you've missed. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Eagerly await your company for the semi-finals. Cheers

Mithali Raj is the Player of the match for her 6th ODI century . "Extremely happy," she says. "For a couple of us, this will be the last World Cup, so our first aim was to enter the semi-finals. I've always dreamt of getting runs for the country. The hunger never dies. There were two vital stands, with Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda. After the powerplays, we needed more runs. Her 60-odd was as important as my 100. Harmanpreet's knock was important too. If you're aiming to be in the top four teams in the world, you have to come back after defeats. In the previous World Cups we hadn't done that, so it was important to fire today.

Suzie Bates: We were nowhere near good as we needed to be. That's how it's been in pressure games this tournament. We started really well, but in the middle phase we haven't been able to break partnerships. There's going to be lot of reviews of our team because we were expected to make the semi-finals. It was a good batting track but we wanted to keep them under 250.

4.35pm How quickly did New Zealand unravel? Shocking performance. This is India's first entry into the semi-final of an ICC event since 2010. Mithali Raj, criticised heavily for her slow approach in the previous game, lifted her game several notches to bring up her 6th ODI century. Veda Krishnamurthy injected the much-needed momentum with a 34-ball half-century to lift India past 250. New Zealand had to fight history. They had a forgettable record at big game at an ICC event since 2012. Fair to say they crumbled again.

In cold, overcast conditions, spin has been king queen here in Derby. Mithali Raj isn't an expressive person. She has a big smile on her face. She has every right to be delighted with this effort. On paper, New Zealand were the overwhelming favourites. But cricket is played out on the field.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad: "I was out for six games but I didn't feel bad. We were doing really well, so I was happy. When I got the chance, I just wanted to give it my all. Been working on my fitness, kept running in and out with drinks. Guess that helped! (laughs). This is my best performance, I hadn't taken a five-for previously, so this special.

25.3RS Gayakwad to LM Kasperek, OUT, No run, India are into the World Cup semi-final. Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who warmed the bench for six games, comes back in and walks away with a five-for. This was pitched right into the blockhole, she looked to work this to the leg side but was late on the shot as the ball knocked the middle stump. This is a massive win for India. A statement. India remain unbeaten in four games here in Derby and will likely play their semi-final here too. .
25.2RS Gayakwad to AC Kerr, 1 run, touch short on middle and leg, whipped behind square.
25.1RS Gayakwad to AC Kerr, No run, tossed up on leg stump, punched back down the pitch.
End of over 25. 11 runs this over. 78/9 after 150 balls.
LM Kasperek 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 2-0-12-1
AC Kerr 11 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Jhulan goes across to offer a few words of advice to the young legspinner

End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 67/9 after 144 balls.
LMM Tahuhu 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 7-1-14-4
AC Kerr 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 1 runs this over. 63/8 after 138 balls.
AC Kerr 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 1-0-1-1
LMM Tahuhu 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 1 runs this over. 62/7 after 132 balls.
AC Kerr 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 6-1-10-3
ML Green 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 61/6 after 126 balls.
HM Rowe 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 6-0-26-2
ML Green 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20.  A maiden over! 57/6 after 120 balls.
ML Green 4 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 5-1-9-2
HM Rowe 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Right, I'm taking off. That's the match for me. Shashank will see you through to the end.

Pavan gautam: "Bates would have been regretting her decision to bowl first in a pressure game..India could have been in the same position had NZ batted first." --- Raj said she would have bowled first as well though.

End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 53/5 after 113 balls.
ML Green 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 5-0-18-2
SFM Devine 7 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 52/4 after 108 balls.
KT Perkins 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 4-0-9-1
SFM Devine 7 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Prasad: "Come back soon, Shashank... Varun might not get any wickets!" --- Shashank and I are the offspinning wicket-takers for the team we play for every Sunday. Usually work as a team...

Right. I'm off for a bit. Varun is back for a short stint

End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 51/3 after 102 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 26 (46b 4x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 4-0-17-1
SFM Devine 7 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 49/3 after 96 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 25 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 3-0-8-0
SFM Devine 6 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 48/3 after 90 balls.
SFM Devine 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 3-0-15-1
AE Satterthwaite 25 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 42/3 after 84 balls.
SFM Devine 4 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 2-0-7-0
AE Satterthwaite 20 (34b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 37/3 after 78 balls.
SFM Devine 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 2-0-9-1
AE Satterthwaite 15 (32b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Stiff breeze blowing across the ground. Has picked up quite a bit

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 34/3 after 72 balls.
SFM Devine 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 1-0-2-0
AE Satterthwaite 14 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 32/3 after 66 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 13 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) DB Sharma 1-0-6-1
SFM Devine 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 26/2 after 60 balls.
KJ Martin 12 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 5-1-12-1
AE Satterthwaite 8 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 25/2 after 54 balls.
KJ Martin 12 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) J Goswami 5-1-14-1
AE Satterthwaite 7 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Once again she's unsure whether to play forward or back. Excellent control

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 23/2 after 48 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 6 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 4-1-11-1
KJ Martin 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 18/2 after 42 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 6 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) J Goswami 4-1-12-1
KJ Martin 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Second slip coming in. India on the attack

End of over 6.  A maiden over! 17/2 after 36 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 6 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 3-1-6-1
KJ Martin 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 17/2 after 30 balls.
KJ Martin 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) J Goswami 3-1-11-1
AE Satterthwaite 6 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 11/2 after 24 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 2-0-6-1
KJ Martin 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Harsha: "Who bowls the fastest in women's cricket?" Shabnim Ismail, I'd think. Perry has slowed down a wee bit. Kapp is sharp. Goswami has traded pace for accuracy and only accuracy

End of over 3.  A maiden over! 7/2 after 18 balls.
RH Priest 5 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) J Goswami 2-1-5-1
AE Satterthwaite 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 7/1 after 12 balls.
AE Satterthwaite 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 1-0-2-1
RH Priest 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
RH Priest 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) J Goswami 1-0-5-0
SW Bates 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SW BatesC V Krishnamurthy B S Pandey1520050
RH PriestC J Goswami B J Goswami512121041.67
AE SatterthwaiteSt. S Verma RS Gayakwad2660474055.32
KJ MartinC H Kaur B DB Sharma1230222054.55
SFM DevineC DB Sharma B RS Gayakwad734240029.17
KT PerkinsB DB Sharma1670014.29
ML GreenC J Goswami B Poonam Yadav517131038.46
HM RoweB RS Gayakwad4881050
AC Kerrnot out 12161020120
LMM TahuhuC J Goswami B RS Gayakwad5571071.43
LM KasperekB RS Gayakwad06200-
Total 79/10
J Goswami5.011412.8
S Pandey5.011212.4
DB Sharma6.002624.33
RS Gayakwad7.311552
Poonam Yadav2.001216