Hello and welcome to our live blog of Match 9 of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 between India and New Zealand at the Junction Oval, Melbourne on Thursday. On a high after two easy victories on the trot, including one against defending champion Australia, the Indian women’s cricket team will aim to inch closer to a semifinal berth when it takes on New Zealand in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup here on Thursday. The Indians have hardly broke a sweat in their 17-run and 18-run wins over hosts Australia and Bangladesh in their previous two matches, and they are perched at the top of five-team Group A standings with four points from two matches. Also Read - PDSC vs SJDC Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Dhaka T20: Captain, Vice-captain - Prime Doleshwar Sporting vs Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Playing 11s, Team News of Match 71 From Shere Bangla National Stadium at 8:30 AM IST June 21 Monday

IN-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Playing 11

India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad Also Read - ITA vs WAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Euro 2020, Group A: Captain – Italy vs Wales, Playing 11s For Today’s Match at Stadio Olimpico at 9:30 PM IST June 20 Sunday

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (WK), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jansen, Lea Tahuhu, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr Also Read - LOR vs PAR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips Dhaka T20: Captain, Vice-captain - Legends of Rupganj vs Partex Sporting Club, Playing 11s, Team News of Match 68 From Bangladesh Krira Protisthan at 9:30 AM IST June 20 Sunday

Live Updates

  • 12:24 PM IST

    Great Game of Cricket – India win by 3 runs – seal a semi-final berth – Amelia Kerr had India under the pump

  • 12:20 PM IST

    18 runs off Poonam Yadav’s over- 19th of the match – NZ need 16 off 6 balls

  • 12:10 PM IST

    WICKET! Taken in the deep by Jemimah Rodrigues – Katey Martin goes 25, New Zealand 90/5 in 16.3 overs – need 44 off 21 balls

  • 12:00 PM IST

    WICKET! Maddy Green stumped off Rajeshwari Gayakwad for 23 – NZ 77/4 in 14.2 overs

  • 11:38 AM IST

    ANOTHER BIG WICKET! Skipper Sophie Devine gone for 14 – mistimes a full toss – NZ 34/3 in 8.1

  • 11:29 AM IST

    BIG WICKET! Deepti Sharma cleans up Suzie Bates for 6 – NZ 30/2 in 5.4 overs

  • 11:14 AM IST

    OUT! New Zealand lose first wicket -Rachel Priest skies on off Shikha Pandey – Radha Yadav completes the catch – NZ 13/1 in 1.4 overs

  • 10:52 AM IST

    India finish on 133/8 in 20 overs – Shafali Verma 46, Tanya Bhatia 23; Amelia Kerr 2/21

  • 10:33 AM IST

    OUT! Shafali Verma finally falls for 34-ball 46 – India losing the plot after a solid start – Amelia Kerr with the wicket India 95/5 in 13.5

  • 10:23 AM IST

    Another failure for Harmanpreet Kaur – she departs for 1 – the third score under 10 in the tournament – simple return catch for Kasperek – India 93/4