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Summary

  1. India win by 34 runs
  2. India posted 194-5 in their 20 overs
  3. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur hits 103 off 51 balls
  4. New Zealand 160-9; Bates 67; Hemalatha 3-26
  5. Opening game of the tournament
  6. India won the toss and elected to bat first
  7. In-play clips available to UK users only

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By Callum Matthews

All times stated are UK

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  2. Summary

    It feels like an age ago that India won the toss and elected to bat first.

    They slipped to 40-3 before captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues shared 134 for the fourth wicket. Kaur, in particular, was mighty impressive hitting 103 off just 51 balls.

    They eventually posted 194-5 to set New Zealand an extremely daunting target.

    The White Ferns started positively, putting on 50 for the first wicket. But, after that wickets fell at regular intervals as Amy Satterthwaite's side fell 34 runs short.

    You can watch highlights of Kaur's massive six hitting below.

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  3. India win by 34 runs

    What an opening to the tournament that was.

    Based on that performance, India are going to take some beating. They were fantastic in all three facets of the game.

  4. WICKET

    Jensen st Bhatia b Radha 1 (NZ 160-9)

    Taniya Bhatia has been very good behind the stumps for India.

    Hayley Jensen tries to hit through the offside but the balls skids past the bat and Bhatia whips the bails off for her second stumping.

    Victory secured for India.

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  5. WICKET

    Kasperek c Sharma b Radha 19 (NZ 160-8)

    Another great catch! The fielding today really has been very good.

  6. WICKET

    Martin c Kaur b Poonam 39 (NZ 147-7)

    Another good catch from Harmanpreet Kaur, what a day she is having.

    Katey Martin had just played a lovely in-out drive for four, but has less success with her second attempt as she picks out the Indian captain at extra cover to fall for 39.

    All about net run rate for New Zealand this now.

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  7. WICKET

    Green c Sharma b Hemalatha 2 (NZ 110-6)

    That is a very good catch.

    Maddy Green tries to slog to mid-wicket, but doesn't quite connect properly and Deepti Sharma takes a good diving catch.

    This is surely India's game now.

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  8. WICKET

    Bates c Hemalatha b Reddy 67 (NZ 98-5)

    Gone!

    That could be the game.

    Suzie Bates moves to leg, to open up the offside, but can only find Dayalan Hemalatha at backward point.

    A well-crafted 67 off 50 balls from the New Zealand opener though.

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  9. WICKET

    Satterthwaite c Krishnamurthy b Hemalatha 3 (NZ 93-4)

    That is one ugly dismissal. Amy Satterthwaite tries to slog sweep but only top-edges to Veda Krishnamurthy at square leg.

    Satterthwaite had struggled since she'd come to the crease - only adding three runs from nine balls - so her dismissal might actually do New Zealand a favour.

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  10. for Suzie Bates

    Shot!

    Suzie Bates absolutely creams one down the ground to bring up her half century.

    While she's in, New Zealand have a chance. Albeit a small one.

  11. WICKET

    Watkin st Bhatia b Poonam 0 (NZ 73-3)

    Gone first ball!

    Poonam gets one to spin past the bat of Jess Watkin and Taniya Bhatia whips off the bails.

    The square leg umpire doesn't even bother going upstairs to check.

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  12. WICKET

    Devine c Kaur b Poonam 9 (NZ 73-2)

    She'd just pulled for a massive six, but her stay was a short one.

    Poonam Yadav gets one to grip slightly and Sophie Devine can only chip to Harmanpreet Kaur at extra cover.

  13. WICKET

    Peterson c Bhatia b Hemalatha 14 (NZ 52-1)

    Breakthrough! Dayalan Hemalatha strikes in her first over.

    Anna Peterson tries to guide Hemalatha down to third man but it takes a faint flick off the glove into the hands of Taniya Bhatia behind the stumps.

    Very good catch from the 20-year-old.

    In comes Sophie Devine for New Zealand.

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  14. Post update

    New Zealand have made a decent start to their reply here.

    Suzie Bates is going to be a crucial wicket for India.

    End of the powerplay and New Zealand are 51-0 - they need another 144 from 84 balls.

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  16. Post update

    First ball. Four.

    Have we got a game on our hands?

  17. Post update

    Suzie Bates and Anna Peterson are going to open the batting for New Zealand.

    Arundhati Reddy will open the bowling.

    If Bates gets going, this could be close.

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