Thursday 27 March 2014 

Bates Sets Up Comprehensive Win

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.

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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.

© Cricket World 2014

 
Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa

Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets