Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win

Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win
Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win
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New Zealand Women 108-3 (Bates 65no) beat
Pakistan Women 104 by seven wickets
Women's World Cup Group B, Cuttack

New Zealand Women booked their place in the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Pakistan Women in Cuttack.

After Pakistan were dismissed for just 104, New Zealand raced to 108 for three, completing victory with Suzie Bates unbeaten on 65.

She faced 84 balls and her second half-century in as many games included 10 fours and saw her pass 1,500 ODI runs.

Sana Mir returned two for 26 by dismissing Amy Satterthwaite (7) and Sara McGlashan (0) before Katie Perkins' 25 not out saw New Zealand home along with Bates.

Rachel Candy had earlier taken five for 19 - career-best figures - as Pakistan's innings lasted 41.2 overs and Asmavia Iqbal top scored with a meagre 21.

They were quickly in trouble at 23 for four as Candy and Kate Broadmore (1-15) struck with the new ball and there were also wickets for Lucy Doolan (1-24) and Nicola Browne (2-12) as New Zealand made it two dominant wins in two having thrashed South Africa by 150 runs in their opening game.

Despite two heavy defeats for Pakistan, they could still progress should they beat South Africa in their final game. New Zealand and Australia have both qualified but will carry forward the points gained from the first stage so there is plenty riding on their meeting on Tuesday.

© Cricket World 2013

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