Indian women’s team lose second Twenty20 by 4 wickets

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Auckland: Indian women’s team lost the second Twenty20 International against New Zealand by 4 wickets at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.

With the win, New Zealand takes an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.

The Indian women team had earlier lost the first Twenty20 International by 23 runs in Wellington.

Needing a win to keep the series alive, Indian women posted a modest 135 for 6 despite being 72 for 2 after the first 10 overs.

Chasing the target, the White Ferns lost two quick wickets, opener Sophie Devine (19) and Caitlin Gurrey (4) by the seventh over with the scoreboard reading 40.

But Suzie Bates (62) and Amy Satterthwaite (23) joined hands and stitched 61 runs for the third wicket to get the team back into the track.

Left-arm orthodox bowler Radha Yadav (2/23) and medium pacer Arundhati Reddy (2/22) made a good effort for the Indian women but in vain.

Reddy, in fact, brought India women back into the match with twin blows in the 18th over. However, the New Zealand team won the match.

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