That brings us to the end of our live coverage from this match. India sealed their passage into the semi-finals and will next take the field in their last group-stage encounter on February 29 against Sri Lanka from 9:30 AM IST. Join us for all the live udpates from that game. Till then it's goodbye!
February 27, 2020 / 12:43 PM IST
No player has ever scored more runs at a higher strike rate at a single Women's #T20WorldCup than Shafali Verma in 2020 (114 runs at 172.72)
Harmanpreet Kaur (India Captain): It is a great feeling when your team is performing like that. We did the same mistakes, we got a good start in the first 10 overs and we didn't carry the momentum. We did bowl well in patches and some times we were not up to the mark and have to focus on those areas. She is giving us good starts and I hope she continues doing that as quick runs at the top is really important to us.
February 27, 2020 / 12:38 PM IST
Sophie Devine (New Zealand Captain): We thought we did a fantastic. With how Shafali came out at the top, we did a good job of restricting them. The spinners came in more and tied them down. Kerr did a brilliant job of getting us that close. We can take a lot of positives from this game. The bowling on how we came back and how we almost finished the game.
Shafali Verma (Player of the Match): Feeling good, very happy with the performance, want to continue doing this. I wanted for the loose balls and converted those. Credit goes to my father and academy to have helped me get here
February 27, 2020 / 12:32 PM IST
The spinners have been sensational and Shafali Varma is giving India just the starts the team needs. If the tracks continue to be like this, India have a very good chance of going the distance. #T20WorldCup
Shikha Pandey returns to bowl the final over. Jensen gets a thick inside edge on the 1st ball which escapes past the stumps for FOUR. She then slams the 2nd ball down to long-off for a single. 11 needed off 4 balls now. Kerr doesn’t connect cleanly with the flick as the 3rd ball rolls through midwicket for a hasty single. Jensen digs out the yorker to mid-on for a single. Good bowling from Pandey as she nails the yorker on that occasion. Kerr shows great improvisation as she uses the reverse sweep to send the 5th ball over third man for FOUR. 5 needed off the final delivery now. Pandey nails the wide yorker which Kerr misses as the ball deflects off the pads for just a leg bye. India manage to hold on and squeeze out victory by just 3 runs.
New Zealand 130/5 after 20 overs.
February 27, 2020 / 12:23 PM IST
FOUR! Brilliant from Kerr as she opens her stance and plays a reverse sweep to bring the equation down to 5 needed from the final delivery.
February 27, 2020 / 12:20 PM IST
FOUR! Jensen gets a streaky boundary as an inside edge against Pandey escapes to fine leg.