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Live Updates Between India vs New Zealand ICC Women’s World T20, straight from the Providence Stadium in Guyana
21:43 IST: 50 for Jemimah Rodrigues! Hits the ball straight down the ground, collects two runs and gets to her fourth half-century in T20Is. Rodrigues has provided excellent to Harmanpreet from the other end. IND 146-3 after 16.2 overs.
21:40 IST: SIX! Harmanpreet Kaur is on fire! Another colossal strike from the Indian skipper. Tossed up delivery from Leigh Kasperek and Harmanpreet hits the ball straight down the ground to collect six runs. IND 138-3 after 15.4 overs.
21:35 IST: 50 for Harmanpreet Kaur! What a knock this has been from the Indian skipper. Takes a single down the ground to get to her seventh half-century in T20I cricket. Three boundaries and four sixes in her 50-run knock. IND 122-3 after 14.3 overs.
21:32 IST: FOUR! Harmanpreet Kaur is looking unstoppable at the moment. Boundary to end the over from Amy Satterthwaite. 18 runs from it including two sixes and a boundary. IND 116-3 after 14 overs.
21:30 IST: 100 up for India! Jemimah Rodrigues hits the ball straight down the ground to collect a single and 100 comes up for India in 13.2 overs.
21:24 IST: FOUR! Beautiful shot from Harmanpreet Kaur. Over pitched delivery from Lea Tahuhu and Harmanpreet hits the ball straight down the ground to collect another boundary. Terrific timing on that occasion from the Indian skipper. 50-run partnership also comes up between Harmanpreet and Jemimah Rodrigues. IND 90-3 after 11.5 overs.
21:20 IST: Tidy over from Leigh Kasperek comes to an end. Five runs from it. Lea Tahuhu comes back into the attack for New Zealand. IND 81-3 after 11 overs.
21:14 IST: SIX! Another big hit from the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. This time Harmanpreet hits Jess Watkin straight down the ground towards long off to collect six runs. The ball clears the rope with ease. IND 76-3 after 10 overs.
21:12 IST: SIX! First six of the tournament comes from the bat of Harmanpreet Kaur. Charges down the track against Jess Watkin and slams her over deep mid-wicket to collect six runs. 71-metre strike from the Indian captain. IND 66-3 after 9.2 overs.
21:05 IST: 50 up for India! Jemimah Rodrigues hits Sophie Devine’s delivery towards cover and picks up a comfortable single as 50 comes up for the Indian team in 7.3 overs. Jemimah Rodrigues batting on 19 alongside Harmanpreet Kaur on 2 runs.
21:03 IST: Seven-run over from Amelia Kerr comes to an end. Another bowling change for New Zealand. All-rounder Sophie Devine will bowl from the other end. IND 45-3 after 7 overs.
20:58 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust. India are three down now. Poor shot selection from Dayalan Hemalatha this time. Sweeps the full toss outside off straight into the hands of Lea Tahuhu at short fine leg. Hemalatha’s brief stay at the centre comes to an end. She walks back after scoring 15 runs. Leigh Kasperek gets her first wicket of the match. IND 41-3 after 5.4 overs.
20:54 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for debutant Dayalan Hemalatha. Hayley Jensen struggling with her line in the first over. 13-run over from Jensen comes to an end. IND 37-2 after 5 overs.
20:48 IST: OUT! Hayley Jensen takes an absolute blinder in the deep. Short pitched delivery from Lea Tahuhu and Smriti Mandhana goes after that one. Times it superbly but Jensen takes a stunning catch at the boundary line. Mandhana walks back after scoring just 2 runs. Both the openers are now back in the pavilion for India. Tahuhu grabs her second wicket of the match. IND 22-2 after 3.5 overs.
20:46 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven from Jemimah Rodrigues. Wide delivery outside off stump from Lea Tahuhu and Rodrigues pounces onto that one. Places the ball perfectly between the point and the cover fielder to collect her first boundary of the match.
20:41 IST: Terrific over from Lea Tahuhu comes to an end. Five runs and a wicket from it. Another bowling change for New Zealand. Leigh Kasperek replaces Jess Watkin at the other end. IND 14-1 after 2 overs.
20:36 IST: OUT! Spot on from Lea Tahuhu. Length delivery from Tahuhu nips back just in, hits the pads of Taniya Bhatia and goes on to hit the top of off stump. India lose their first wicket. Taniya walks back after scoring 9 runs. IND 9-1 after 1.1 overs.
20:34 IST: Two boundaries and a single from Jess Watkin’s first over of the match. Lea Tahuhu will share the new ball with Watkin from the other end. IND 9-0 after 1 over.
20:31 IST: FOUR! India and Taniya Bhatia are off the mark with a boundary. On the pads from Jess Watkin and Bhatia clips the ball fine on the leg side to collect the first boundary of the match. IND 4-0 after 0.1 overs.
20:30 IST: Openers Taniya Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana are out in the middle to start for India. Off spinner Jess Watkin will start the proceedings for the New Zealand. Here we go!
20:24 IST: Both teams are out at the centre along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are minutes away from the start!
20:12 IST: Playing XI for both the teams!
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Arundhati Reddy
New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Katey Martin(wk), Maddy Green, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu
20:00 IST: Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur wins the toss and elects to bat against New Zealand.
19:50 IST: Both teams warming up ahead of the start of the match.
19:40 IST: What a moment for Dayalan Hemalatha!
19:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the opening match of the ICC Women’s World T20 between India and New Zealand from the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur and recently-appointed coach Ramesh Powar insist that the team has learnt from that final loss and the presence of youngsters, including six World Cup debutants, makes the squad “fearless”. India have never won the World T20 in their previous five attempts with their best result, a semifinal appearance, coming in 2009 and 2010.
This is the first standalone World T20 for women after being held alongside the men’s event in the past editions. In the lead-up to the World T20, India have hit good form, beating hosts Sri Lanka before blanking Australia A at home. What should give them additional confidence going into the opener is the wins against reigning champions West Indies and England in the warm-up matches.
India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Anuja Patil, Mithali Raj, Arundathi Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav.
New Zealand squad: Amy Satterthwaite (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Harriet Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Watkin.