Auckland, Feb 8: The Indian women team completed a century in T20 International cricket as they played their second of the three-match T20I series at Eden Park in Auckland against New Zealand on Friday.
The women in Blue are the sixth team to complete a century of T20I matches after Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand and West Indies.
So far, the women's team have won 53 out of the 99 matches, while they lost 44. The Indian side is currently in New Zealand. However, they hold a better record than the their male counterparts against the Kiwis, having won three out of eight matches against the hosts, while the men cricket team have won just two matches out of eight.
New Zealand defeated India in a nail-biting encounter by four wickets in the second T20I of the series to get an unassailable lead of 2-0 here at Eden Park.
The hosts won the toss and put India to bat first. With the help of Smriti Mandhana and teenage sensation Jemimah Rodrigues' 63 runs partnership for the second wicket, the visitors posted 135 runs. In reply, the Kiwis managed to reach the target off the last ball of the game. The final match of the series is to be played on Sunday in Hamilton.
Rodrigues was the highest run-scorer with 72 runs off 53 balls, hitting six fours and one six. This was her fifth T20I fifty and highest score in the format. While wicket-keeper batswoman Mandhana scored 36 runs. (UNI)