India continued their winning run, beating New Zealand by four runs in a last-ball thriller of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Thursday.
Put in to bat, India posted a below-par 133 for eight against New Zealand in the crucial group A match.
Shafali top-scored with a 34-ball 46, while Taniya Bhatia chipped in with a 25-ball 23.
Indian bowlers then returned to restrict New Zealand to 129 for six in 20 overs.
India women: 133 for 8 in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 46; Amelia Kerr 2/21).
New Zealand women: 129 for six in 20 overs (Amelia Kerr 34 not out; Shikha Pandey 1/21).