highlights Following Hemalatha’s dismissal, India lost wickets at regular intervals. Deepti reached her fifty but with her dismissal, India’s chances of reaching a big total ended and they were bowled out for 149 with Peterson finishing with 4/28. Tahuhu was the next best with 3/26.In response, Lauren Down was run-out by Jhulan Goswami but Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite shared a brilliant 84-run stand for the second wicket. Both Bates and Satterthwaite took the attack to the Indian bowlers. Poonam Yadav gave India the only breakthrough when Devine was cleaned up for 57 but Satterthwaite held firm and ended the innings in style with a couple of boundaries off Deepti Sharma.With India having won a three-match bilateral series for the first time in New Zealand, they are in a good position in the ICC Women’s Championship. Mithali Raj became the first women’s cricketer to play 200 ODIs.Deepti Sharma scored a fifty but India were bowled out for 149.India won the three-match series 2-1 against the White Ferns. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team was bundled out for 92 in what was described as their ‘worst performance in a long time’. The men’s team was decimated for their lowest score in New Zealand and they lost the match by eight wickets. Mithali Raj’s Indian side scored slightly more than the men’s team but their quest for a 3-0 whitewash was dented as they lost by a heavy margin to the White Ferns in the third and final ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The match was special for Mithali, who became the first women cricketer to play 200 ODIs but there was nothing special about the way how India collapsed against a New Zealand side determined to end the series on a high.New Zealand chose to bowl on a pitch which assisted the pacers and they struck immediately. Smriti Mandhana, who smashed a century and 90 in the previous two games, was dismissed for 1 by Anna Peterson while Leah Tahuhu accounted for Jemimah Rodrigues for 12. Mithali failed to impress in her 200th ODI was snapped up for 9 Leah Kasperek. Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur looked to attack but Harmanpreet was cleaned up by Peterson for 24. Dayalan Hemalatha and Deepti shared a solid 30-run stand but once Hemalatha was dismissed for 13.
Executive Director of Tamale City FC Jones Alhassan Abu has backed calls to drastically reduce the number of teams that currently participate in the Division One League.A Committee has been set up to oversee the conversion of the league from 48 teams to 18.According to the veteran administrator the format will make the Division One League more commercially viable.“I think that ideally an eventual transition from a 48 club to an 18 club Division One will serve Ghana Football.“I say this because football was not invented in Ghana,we imported it from somewhere else.“If you look at the major epicenters of the game both in Europe and in Africa there are very few countries that run a second tier league with that number.“This is because it makes it unwieldy“Also the administration of football is largely dependent on broadcast rights and also sponsorship while match day revenue account for a small fraction.“Because we have a 48 team league it makes it very difficult to attract the right type of sponsorship,” the veteran administrator stated. Meanwhile the GFA has set up a 5-member committee to oversee the smooth transition of the 48-club Division One League to an 18-club competition.