New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
ICC Women's World Twenty20 Group A, Sylhet
Suzie Bates hit an unbeaten 94 as New Zealand Women beat Pakistan Women by 59 runs in Group A of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sylhet.
Bates' innings is the fifth highest in Women's Twenty20 Internationals and comes after Meg Lanning had earlier blasted 126 in Australia's win over Ireland.
On a day of high-scoring for two of the tournament's strongest sides, New Zealand posted 167 for three before Pakistan reached 108 for seven in reply.
Bates' 94 came from just 61 balls and she hit eight fours and two sixes as she and Sophie Devine added 83 together for the first wicket.
Devine's share was 44 in 33 balls and she was first to go when she was caught by Nida Dar off Sadia Yousuf.
Yousuf struck again to have Sara McGlashan stumped for six before Rachel Priest was trapped in front by Asmavia Iqbal for eight.
Katie Perkins hit an unbeaten eight in seven balls as Bates ended the innings six short of a century, Yousuf returning two for 24.
Javeria Khan led Pakistan's run chase with 35 in 34 at the top of the order but she was one of just three players to reach double figures as New Zealand quickly took control.
Opening partner Nain Abidi made 11 and Sana Mir was unbeaten on 35 in 37 deliveries as Pakistan struggled.
Felicity Leydon-Davis took two for 15, Morna Nielsen one for 17, Bates one for 18 and Hayley Jensen one for 16.
New Zealand have now won all three of their group matches having already beaten Australia and Ireland.
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