Bowlers secure 4-0 series whitewash for New Zealand Women

Hannah Rowe picked three wickets in the game
Hannah Rowe picked three wickets in the game
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New Zealand Women 93-3 (Devine 41) beat
Pakistan Women 89-8 (Rowe 3-22) by seven wickets
Fourth Twenty20 International in Sharjah

Hannah Rowe led New Zealand Women's brilliance with the ball as they restricted Pakistan Women to 89 for eight and later chased down the target with ease in 11 overs with seven wickets in hand in the fourth and final Twenty20 International and completed a 4-0 series whitewash.

Nahida Khan (10) and Sidra Ameen (17) gave a sedate start to the innings after Pakistan opted to bat first. However, with both dismissed by the end of the eighth over, the onus was on Javeria Khan (36), who played a well compiled 39 ball knock.

A double strike from Rowe (3-15) and Holly Huddleston (2-16) pegged Pakistan back a bit and the White Ferns' brilliance on the field was evident as they effected a couple of run outs as well, not allowing the home side to recover. Eventually, Pakistan could manage only 89 for eight in their 20 overs.

Rowe and Huddleston combined picked five wickets in the innings for New Zealand.

In response, Sophie Devine (41) went aggressive right from the first delivery of the chase and her 17 ball blistering innings included seven boundaries and a six.

Amy Satterthwaite (35) and Devine added 56 runs off just 28 deliveries before the latter was dismissed Anam Amin (1-20). A double strike from Aiman Anwer (2-19) to remove Satterthwaite and Suzie Bates (6) gave some consolation for Pakistan but New Zealand went on to complete the chase comfortably in 11 overs.

The result also meant New Zealand wrapped up the tour of the United Arab Emirates with a 4-0 series win.

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