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White Ferns outclass India in warm-up

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/06/2017

New Zealand have made short work of India in their second of three warm-up matches ahead of the women's cricket World Cup.

The White Ferns won by seven wickets at the County Ground in Derby, having dismissed the Indians for 130 in 45.1 overs.

It took just 26.3 overs for the New Zealanders to reach 133-3, with Rachel Priest (52) and captain Suzie Bates (30) ensuring their would be no hiccups in a 72-run opening stand.

All seven of New Zealand's bowlers claimed a wicket, with seamer Anna Peterson (2-14 off six overs) recording the best figures.

New Zealand open their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka in Bristol on Saturday.

Three days before that, they face a final warm-up against England in Derby.

Their first warm-up match was a 46-run loss to defending champions Australia in Southampton last week.

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