India vs New Zealand Live Streaming & Scores, Women's World Cup 2017

Jonathan Hernandez
July 16, 2017

The 34-year-old, one of the finest willow wielders to ever grace the women's cricket, has been the sturdiest flag-bearer for eves' cricket in India. She has, no doubt, been an inspiration for a generation of women in worldwide cricket for her consistency and longevity. They lost both their openers inside six overs as Indian pace duo of Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey gave them a fiery start. Mithali, however, achieved certain milestones in this edition.

This is also the first time since 2010 that the Indian women's team has made it to the semifinals of an ICC event.

In a losing cause against England the other night, she picked up 4 for 51, and it is that ability to take wickets and show no fear for which her captain Suzie Bates is full of praise.

Amelia Kerr plays a cut shot in her late cameo with the bat.

Raj with almost 8,400 runs in the global cricket has become India's highest female run scorer in all the three formats. India face a do-or-die situation against New Zealand in what can be termed as a virtual quarter-final of the ICC Women's World Cup. It's been once again Mithali who has had to shoulder the burden of anchoring and accelerating the innings. However, consecutive losses in the last two games have put the team in a position of jeopardy. "But one thing that has always been constant is the burden that I have carried all through my career".

India's Mithali Raj is congratulated by coach Tushar Arothe after her dismissal. "For a couple of us, this will be our last World Cup, so our first aim was to enter the semi-finals".

Se further added, "It's interesting because in this tournament we've seen every game as a must-win and we've played like that". She found an able ally in Harmanpreet, who made a crucial contribution despite her slow batting.

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