Such was the havoc created by the Indian bowlers that only three of New Zealand's batters - Amy, Katey Martin (12) and Amelia Kerr (12 not out) - managed to reach double figures.
Having accumulated over 6000 runs from 184 ODIs at an average of over 51, Mithali's place among greats in women's cricket is guaranteed.
Earlier, India were reduced to 21 for 2 in eighth over but a 132-run stand between Mithali (109) and Harmanpreet (60) for the third wicket brought them back into the match.
7 Fifty-plus scores by Mithali Raj as India's captain in the World Cup - the most by any captain in the tournament. Even in this match, scoring runs won't be an easy task.
Her own dismissal off the seventh ball started a slide which they couldn't stop. We were doing so well, I was happy. Led by the indomitable Suzie Bates, New Zealand has only lost to the top two sides in the table - England and Australia. New Zealand, on the other hand, made two changes - Hannah Rowe and Maddy Green come in for Holly Huddleston and Erin Bermingham. She has been creating and breaking records in a big stage. We are sure that you all are going to love this because nobody expected that Indian women team is going to enter on semi final of this world cup.
Prior to making her worldwide debut, she was blazing a century in a T20 intermediate schools match, and opening the batting for the Tawa College Boys First XI in the Wellington Premier Youth Grade competition in Wellington, reflective of her no fear approach to cricket.