The Indian women cricket team suffered a loss by two runs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday to return with a 3-0 series defeat in the hands of the hosts.
Former captain Mithali Raj, who was named in the Playing XI in the Hamilton T20I, made 24 not out but failure to hit a four in her final delivery
India started the chase well, reaching 92/2 at the halfway stage but failed to force the pace as they ended their innings at 159/4.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who put up just two runs, said after the match, “We are disappointed to lose the series like this, we could have done better. We have a lot of work to do.
New Zealand Women: 161 for 7 from 20 overs (Sophie Devine 72, Amy Satterthwaite 31; Deepti Sharma 2/28).
India Women: 159 for 4 from 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 86; Sophie Devine 2/21).