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Satterthwaite scores consecutive ton to help New Zealand Women claim series

Amy Satterthwaite (right) picked two wickets and effected a run out as well
Amy Satterthwaite (right) picked two wickets and effected a run out as well
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New Zealand Women 267-2 (Satterthwaite 115no) beat
Pakistan Women 263-6 (Maroof 91no) by eight wickets
Third One-Day International in Lincoln

Amy Satterthwaite scored her second consecutive ton as New Zealand completed a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Pakistan Women in a chase of 264 to win the third One-Day International in Lincoln and take an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Nahida Khan (25) added a 55-run stand with Ayesha Zafar (30) and another 28-run stand with Javeria Khan (73). By the time, both the openers fell, Pakistan were 83 for two.

The decisive partnership though came between Khan and Bismah Maroof (91 not out) as the pair added 117 runs between them to take the score to 200. Khan's knock came at a strike-rate of 80 with just three boundaries in it.

Satterthwaite (2-65) helped New Zealand break the stand but Maroof ensured she took Pakistan to 263 for six in their 50 overs.

In their chase, Suzie Bates (74) and Rachel Priest (22) provided a solid opening stand of 60 off 82 deliveries. Even though, Priest fell, Satterthwaite (115 not out) solidified the innings along with Bates as New Zealand went past the 150-run mark.

The 112-run stand finally ended when Sana Mir (2-43), the only wicket-taker in the innings , removed Bates but not before she scored a splendid 74.

Any chance of Pakistan coming back into the game was negated as Satterthwaite went past the three-figure mark with a strike-rate of 115 and with support from Kyle Martin (50 not out), New Zealand completed the chase in 45th over with eight wickets in hand.

The victory has also given New Zealand 3-0 lead in the five match series.

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