India v New Zealand, Women's World Cup 2017, Derby July 15, 2017

India's biggest win in the Women's World Cup

India thumped New Zealand by 186 runs to book a place in the tournament's semis for the fourth time

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186 Runs India won this match by - their biggest win when batting first in the Women's World Cup. Overall, there have been only three other instances when India have won by a bigger margin when batting first in women's ODIs. They had beaten Ireland by a 249-run margin in an ODI in May this year, which is their biggest margin of victory.

5/15 Rajeshwari Gayakwad's figures in this match - India's best in the Women's World Cup. Ekta Bisht had taken 5 for 18 at the same venue in an earlier match against Pakistan, which was the previous best. Click here for a list of the best match figures in women's ODIs for India, and here for a list of the best hauls in the Women's World Cup.

7 Fifty-plus scores by Mithali Raj as India's captain in the World Cup - the most by any captain in the tournament. She went past Suzie Bates' and Belinda Clark's tally of six with her 109 in this match. Overall, Raj's tally of 11 fifty-plus scores in the World Cup is the joint second-highest by any batsman. New Zealand's Debbie Hockley has made 12 such scores. England's Charlotte Edwards is the other batsman with 11 such scores.

155.55 Veda Krishnamurthy's strike rate in her 45-ball 70 in this match - the second-highest for an India batsman in an innings of 50 or more runs in women's ODIs. Rumeli Dhar's 31-ball 50 against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final in 2008 is the only innings that ranks higher.

1086 Runs Raj has made in the Women's World Cup - the fifth-highest by any batsman. She is only the fifth batsman to make 1000 runs in the Women's World Cup. Her average of 57.15 among the five to hit 1000-plus runs in the World Cup is the second highest after Belinda Clark, who made 1151 runs at 60.57.

2 Hundreds by Raj in the World Cup - the joint-highest by a captain. Suzie Bates and Charlotte Edwards also have hit two hundreds each. Overall, this was Raj's sixth hundred in ODIs. No other India batsman has made more than two.

1 Number of times India had beaten New Zealand from 11 matches before this in the Women's World Cup. The only previous win had come in the semi-finals of the 2005 World Cup. Overall, New Zealand have a 27-17 win-loss record against India in women's ODIs.

80 New Zealand's previous lowest all-out total in the Women's World Cup, which had also come against India, in 1982. New Zealand, however, had won that match.

3 Player-of-the-match awards won by Raj as captain in the World Cup - the joint second-highest by any captain. Only Belinda Clark's tally of four such awards is more than Raj's. England's Charlotte Edwards has also won three. Overall, Raj has won five such awards in the tournament, the joint second-highest.

3 World Cup semi-finals played by India before this edition. They have made it to this stage every time the Women's World Cup has had a round of semi-finals. Including this edition, India have made it to the top four in five of the last six World Cups. They had failed to make it to the Super-Six stage in 2013.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo.com. @shiva_cricinfo

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  • jasong5343480 on July 16, 2017, 6:19 GMT

    Poor performance by the White Ferns. A sad way to end their campaign. Allowed the pressure to get to them.

  • subodh on July 16, 2017, 6:06 GMT

    Mithali, you rock.

  • john on July 15, 2017, 18:48 GMT

    Congratulations to the India Women's team, hope they do well to compete and beat Australia in the semi- finals.

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