Hamilton:Indian women lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in the third and final ODI here on Friday.

New Zealand managed to escape a 0-3 whitewash by registering an eight-wicket win over India in the third and final ICC Women's Championship One-day International (ODI) here on Friday.

After putting India in to bat and bundling them out for a paltry 149 in 44 overs, thanks to Anna Peterson's 4/28 and Lea Tahuhu's 3/26, New Zealand rode on veteran Suzie Bates (57) and captain Amy Satterthwaite (66 not out) to overhaul the target in 29.2 overs and cruise to a face-saving win.

Brief scores: India 149 all out in 44 overs (Sharma 52; Peterson 4/28). New Zealand 153/2 in 29.2 overs (Bates 57, Satterthwaite 66 not out). (PTI)

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