Star batter Suzie Bates top-scored with an unbeaten 61-ball 81 whereas batting by the innings to arrange New Zealand’s 71-run mauling of Bangladesh within the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup right here on Friday.
Opting to bat first after successful the toss, New Zealand was nicely served by the opening duo of Bates and Bernadine Bezuidenhout as the 2 shared a partnership of 77 runs in solely 9 overs to set the inspiration for a powerful complete. Wicketkeeper Bezuidenhout blazed away to 44 off 26 balls.
New Zealand ended its innings at a difficult 189 for 3 within the stipulated 20 overs on the Newlands.
In reply, Bangladesh was restricted to 118 for eight, with Eden Carson (3/18) and Hannah Rowe (2/15) accounting for 5 wickets between themselves.
In the latter levels of the New Zealand innings, Maddy Green smashed an unbeaten 44 off simply 20 balls to prop up her staff whereas including 82 runs in fast time with the seasoned Bates.
With her knock, Bates turned the primary batter to attain 1000 runs within the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Green discovered the fence seven occasions throughout her blistering knock, whereas Bates too hit as many boundaries apart from hanging one most.
The different opener, Bezuidenhout struck 5 boundaries.
Skipper Sophie Devine did not open her account, whereas Amelia Kerr made 16.
Bowling leg-spin, Fahima Khatun was probably the most profitable bowler for Bangladesh, choosing up two wickets for 36 in her full quota of 4 overs.
When their time to bat got here, Bangladesh bought off to a poor begin and misplaced Shamima Sultana (14) with 19 runs on the board within the third over, the bowler being medium pacer Hannah Rowe.
Two overs later, Rowe struck once more as she bowled Sobhana Mostary (4).
The early blows put Bangladesh on the again foot, and it couldn’t recuperate from that.
Shorna Akter (31), Murshida Khatun (30) and Shamima Sultana (14) had been the one batters to achieve double digits.