New Zealand Women 135-4 (Bates 45) beat
Sri Lanka Women 131-7 by six wickets
ICC Women's World T20 2016 Qualifier, Sylhet
Suzie Bates and Rachel Priest scored important runs as New Zealand Women beat Sri Lanka Women by six wickets in the first ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 qualifying play-off in Sylhet.
Bates made 45 and Priest a quickfire 42 not out as they chased down a target of 132 to qualify for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 in India.
Sri Lanka had earlier posted a competitive total of 131 for seven thanks to Chamari Atapattu's 46 and Yasoda Mendis' 45.
However, with Bates and Priest, who faced 32 balls, in good form, the White Ferns closed on 135 for four with an over to spare.
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