first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODIIndia clinched the series 2-1 despite losing the third and final ODI against New Zealand (150/2) by 8 wickets in Hamilton on Friday.advertisement Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 13:35 IST New Zealand beat India in the 3rd ODI by 8 wicket but lost the series 1-2 (@WHITE_FERNS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj became the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIsIndia though lost the match by 8 wickets having scored just 149New Zealand’s win was not enough as India clinched the series 2-1 after having won the first two ODIsMithali Raj’s record 200th ODI appearance ended in defeat as India lost the third and final match of the series by 8 wickets against New Zealand in Hamilton on Friday.Chasing a modest target of 150, New Zealand rode on half-centuries from Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite to win the match in the 30th over. The series however, ended 2-1 in India’s favour.Captain Satterthwaite remained unbeaten on 66 while Bates scored 57 off 64 balls as the White Ferns chased down the target in 29.2 overs at Seddon Park.Poonam Yadav managed to grab a wicket while Jhulan Goswami affected a run out of Lauren Down but it was too little too late for Mithali’s team.Earlier, Mithali managed to add just 9 runs to the Indian total while Deepti Sharma top-scored with 52 off 90 balls as India got bowled out for 149 in 44 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur was the next-best scorer with 24 runs.For New Zealand, Anna Peterson starred with the ball as she took 4 wickets for 28 runs while Lea Tahuhu bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs.Mithali’s 200th match made her the first female cricketer to achieve the feat in the 50-over format.Congratulations on No.200 Skipper – @M_Raj03 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/oxCWRp4qGOBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 1, 2019Interestingly, India have played 263 ODIs in total and Mithali has featured in 200 of them. Since her ODI debut on 25 June, 1999, the team have played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them.This is Mithali’s 20th year in international cricket during which time she has amassed 6622 runs in 200 ODIs with 7 hundreds and 52 half-centuries in 180 innings. The 36-year-old has also played 10 Tests and scored 663 runs at an average of 51 while in 85 T20Is she has managed 2283 runs at 37.42 with 17 fifties.advertisementThe women’s team’s loss came a day after the Indian men’s team suffered an 8-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand team at the same venue.Rohit Sharma, who was also playing his 200th game on Thursday, was leading the team in Virat Kohli’s absence and didn’t have the best of games either as India got bowled out for 92 thanks to Trent Boult’s five-wicket haul. Rohit managed just 7 runs in the match.New Zealand then rode on Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls’s unbeaten knocks to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow White FernsFollow Mithali RajFollow 3rd ODIFollow 200th ODIFollow match reportlast_img

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