In the eighth match of the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, New Zealand comprehensively defeated India to register their second triumph in the tournament.

Put to bat first, the hosts posted a competitive total of 260/9 on the board in their allotted 50 overs. Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr shined with the bat and inspired White Ferns to come back after losing both openers at 54 in 11 overs.

The duo formed a crucial stand of 67 runs for the third wicket before Rajeshwari Gayakwad dismissed Kerr for a well made 50 runs off 64 deliveries. Satterthwaite maintained her end alive and kept on scoring runs.

The batting all-rounder was looking set to reach the triple-figure but was undone by Pooja Vastrakar in the 43rd over. Satterthwaite scored 75 from 84 balls with the help of nine boundaries. Wicketkeeper-batter Katey Martin chipped in with a valuable 51-ball 41 to ensure New Zealand breached the 250-run mark.

Vastrakar was the pick of the bowler for India, taking a four-wicket haul while conceding 34 runs in her quota of 10 overs. Gayakwad also bowled well and bagged a couple of scalps for 46 in 10 overs.

In reply, India never looked like they were in the chase except for Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored a fighting knock of 71 runs off 63 deliveries, including 6 fours and 2 sixes. However, Harmanpreet didn’t get enough support as India kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Mithali Raj-led side eventually got bundled out for 198, losing the contest by 62 runs.

For New Zealand, Kerr, who smashed a brilliant half-century, contributed with the ball as well, taking a three-fer for 56 in nine overs. Apart from Kerr, Lea Tahuhu also shined as she bagged three wickets while giving away only 17 runs in her quota of 10 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

#TeamNewZealand beat #TeamIndia by 62 runs and register their second win in #CWC22 👏

— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 10, 2022

A complete performance in Hamilton! @LTahuhu (3-17) and Melie Kerr (3-56) star with the ball under lights at @seddonpark 🏏#CWC22 #MakeSomeNoise #NZvIND 📸 ICC/Getty

— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) March 10, 2022

Really strong all round perfotmance from @WHITE_FERNS tonight. Good to see bowlers back up top knock by Amy Satterthwaite. Bring on the Aussies on Sunday! #cwc22

— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) March 10, 2022

Very good win for New Zealand tonight. Not entirely clear to me how India expected to win with the passive approach to batting in the first 20 overs.

— Andrew (@shortflyslip) March 10, 2022

A superb fighting 7️⃣0️⃣ from Harmanpreet Kaur wasn’t enough, as the #WomenInBlue went down to New Zealand in the #CWC22 😞#TeamIndia 📸: ICC

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 10, 2022

Awesome spell of bowling from Lea Tahuhu tonight: 3/17 off 10 overs is a match-winner #WCW

— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) March 10, 2022

💔🇮🇳 NOT OUR DAY! Let’s come back stronger against West Indies, girls

📸 Getty • #INDvNZ #INDWvNZW #NZvIND #WomenInBlue #CWC2022 #CWC22 #mithaliraj #CricketWorldCup #womenscricket #BharatArmy

— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 10, 2022

Harmanpreet Kaur, please continue the same batting in coming matches. Thank you!

— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 10, 2022

Hayley Jensen finishes off with two in two and NZ beat India by 62 runs!!!

What a game! #CWC22 #NZvIND

— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 10, 2022

Lea Tahuhu – quite a comeback #wwc22

— jim marr (@jiminnsw) March 10, 2022

New Zealand beat India by 62 runs in the #CWC22– huge loss for India in the early stage of the tournament, might hurt them so badly, positive have been the runs from Kaur – lots of work needed to be done in top order.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 10, 2022

A disappointing second innings from #TeamIndia being bundled out for 198 with Harmanpreet’s 71 (63) being the saving grace. Player of the match – Amy Satterthwaite for her brilliant 75 (84) to get the win for New Zealand. #CWC22 #CricketTwitter @BCCIWomen @WHITE_FERNS #NZvIND

— The Third Man Cricket Show (@ThirdCricket) March 10, 2022

Lea Tahuhu 10-2-17-3.

What a game-killing spell!#NZWvINDW

— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) March 10, 2022

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