ICC World Twenty20: Mithali Raj's fifty in vain as India women lose warm-up tie against New Zealand

Chasing 139 for a win, India women were reduced to 121 for eight against New Zealand as Mithali Raj top scored with 53.

updated: March 18, 2014 21:00 IST
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Savar, Bangladesh: Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Championship here on Tuesday.

Put into bat, New Zealand rode on Katie Perkins' 40 off 36 balls to compile 138 for eight in their 20 overs. In reply, India managed 121 for the loss of eight wickets at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan Ground.

Opener Mithali hit seven fours and a six in her 47-ball 53 but failed to find support at the other end.

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