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Bates, McGlashan Seal Big Opening Win

Suzie Bates plays a shot
Suzie Bates scored an unbeaten 95 to guide New Zealand to a crushing win
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New Zealand Women 184-1 (Bates 95no) beat
West Indies Women 181-8 by nine wickets
First One-Day International, Lincoln

Unbeaten half-centuries from the experienced Suzie Bates and Sara McGlashan drove New Zealand Women to a a nine-wicket win over the West Indies Women in the first One-Day International in Lincoln.

Bates hit 95 not out and McGlashan 60 not out as New Zealand closed on 184 for one in just 29.3 overs after the West Indies posted 181 for eight.

Bates had earlier taken two for 25 to restrict the tourists, for whom Stafanie Taylor (36) and Kycia Knight (30) top scored.

Bates and McGlashan added 142 runs together for New Zealand to ensure the hosts completed a crushing win to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

The West Indies had started well with Knight at the top of the order and Taylor getting themselves in but New Zealand's bowlers were equal to their task.

Debutant Hayley Jensen took one for 34.

Bates then needed just 55 balls to reach her half-century and close five short of her century as she and her side gave coach Warren Lees the perfect start to his new job.

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