India vs NZ women:

Richa Ghosh hits fastest fifty by an Indian in women's ODIs

Batter Richa Ghosh on Tuesday recorded the fastest fifty by an Indian batter in women's ODI cricket. She scored 52 runs off just 26 balls against New Zealand.

She achieved the feat in the ongoing fourth ODI against New Zealand here at the John Davies Oval, Queenstown

Ghosh brought up her fifty off just 26 balls with the help of four 4s and four 6s. She departed after playing a knock of 52 runs.

India were chasing a target of 192 runs from 20 overs. With Smriti Mandhana getting bowled in the fifth over, India were reduced to 19-4

Mithali and Ghosh put up a 77-run partnership, before Ghosh fell for 52 off 29 balls. Mithali Raj (30 of 28) followed soon after.

India again lost the ODI in NewZealand . They were all out or 128 in 17.5 overs and New Zealand took a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.

India might have lost the match, but Richa Ghosh’s remarkable performance gained accolades and gave Team India a new cricket star to place their bets on