Girls suffer whitewash despite Smriti show
Hamilton: The Indian women’s team almost pulled off a dramatic win but failed to score a boundary in the final delivery to lose the third and final T20 International against New Zealand by a mere two runs here on Sunday. Chasing 162 for a win, star opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana took the Indian team on course for a consolation win with a career-best knock of 86 from 52 balls but the visiting side failed to build on her scintillating knock to end their innings at 159 for 4.
With the three-match series already lost after defeats in the first and second T20Is, Smriti Mandhana 192/2 SPINNING IT THEIR WAY: West Indies India surprising named senior player Mithali Raj in the playing eleven and she contributed 24 not out from 20 balls after coming to bat at the fall of captain Harmanpreet Kaur (2).
But she failed to hit a four from the final Mumbai 31-3-2016 New Zealand have clinched both the T20I series against India at home — 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-1 in 2018-19