30 Jan 2019

Indian women also too good for New Zealand

6:19 am on 30 January 2019

The Indian women's cricket team have won their three match One Day International series against New Zealand, claiming the second match in Mount Maunganui by eight wickets.

India Women batter Smriti Mandhana in action against the white Ferns.

Indian batter Smriti Mandhana in action against the white Ferns. Photo: PhotoSport

The visitors chased down the White Ferns' total of 161 with 14 overs to spare.

India batter Smriti Mandhana continued her fine form in New Zealand, notching up 90 to go with her century in the series opener.

She was accompanied by Mithali Raj who finished 63 not out.

New Zealand's batters on the other hand struggled to find their rhythm, with the exception of captain Amy Satterthwaite who top scored for the home side with 71.

Leigh Kasperek was the next best New Zealander on 21.

Amelia Kerr is bowled.


Satterthwaite was again left to rue their lack of runs.

"Frustrated and disappointed I think we can play better than we have been and that's probably the frustrating part as we haven't put the display on that we know we can do."

"There were some improvements today but obviously we need some bigger incremental improvements to compete with a side like this and the crux of it is that we've got to score more runs and partnerships and I don't know what our biggest one was today but they're not big enough to compete with these sides."

India's Jhulan Goswami was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 23 runs.

The dead rubber will be played at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday.