Hannah Rowe and Sophie Devine mow down Pakistan | Cricket

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New Zealand ladies 147 for 2 ( Devine 93, Satterthwaite 38*) conquer Pakistan ladies 144 (Mir 50, Rowe 3-22, Kerr 2-27) by 8 wickets
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New Zealand have thrived on a established template this World Cup: rout the opposition for a reduced rating and mow down the target. That template fetched New Zealand their third earn and took them a move nearer to the semi-finals. The outcome also meant Pakistan had been the to start with staff to be dumped out of the event after 5 defeats in as numerous matches.

Offspinner Leigh Kasperek and seamer Hannah Rowe, who was on the verge of a hat-trick at a single stage, claimed put together figures of 19-2-57-5 to bundle Pakistan out for 144 – their fourth successive sub-150 rating in the World Cup. Sophie Devine then built a mockery of the target, narrowly lacking out on the quickest century in Women’s ODIs through her 41-ball 93. She, having said that, did split the report for the most sixes in an innings – hitting 9, together with 8 in the arc amongst midwicket and extensive-on. New Zealand sealed victory with 8 wickets and 210 balls to spare and sounded out a stern warning to the other sides.

Only several hours after South Africa’s Lizelle Lee had smote seven sixes in Leicester to equivalent the report, Devine rewrote it. The carnage commenced when Devine clubbed seamer Kainat Imtiaz for a few successive boundaries in the fourth over, after prior match-winner Rachel Priest had been dismissed. Devine meted out the exact same cure to Diana Baig as New Zealand spliced 43 runs off the target in 5 overs. Devine ongoing on her merry way, reaching fifty off 27 balls. A hundred seemed a possibility right before she checked a slog-sweep and top-edged a return catch to still left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu with New Zealand two absent from the earn.

Amy Satterthwaite, who proved the perfect foil for the rampaging Devine, laid out the ending touches with a slapped 4. The mammoth earn propelled New Zealand’s internet-operate fee from 1.520 to 2.301.

Pakistan, even though, had commenced positively with the openers Ayesha Zafar and Nahida Khan placing on 35 for the to start with wicket. They showed urgency and dispatched the terrible balls right before Kasperek broke by way of. She acquired a single to drift absent and had Zafar dragging a catch to mid-on. She did not turn the ball a great deal, like Thursday, but retained drifting it sharply, making you speculate if batsmen would be improved off managing her like a legspinner. In her upcoming over, Kasperek bowled Marina Iqbal for a duck.

The highlight then turned to Rowe, who was making her World Cup bow. She seemed nervous in her to start with over, erring in lines and lengths, but proved her well worth in her next. She trapped Javeria Khan and Nain Abidi off successive deliveries that pitched on an in-amongst length and nipped back in. When 16-yr-aged Amelia Kerr bowled Nahida all around her legs with a dipping legbreak, Pakistan had been 56 for 5 in 16 overs.

A comprehensive-blown collapse loomed, but Sana Mir, showcasing in her 100th ODI, built a measured fifty to help you save Pakistan the blushes. She to start with included 28 with Iram Javed, the injured Bismah Maroof’s alternative, then 35 with wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz.

Mir had dug in right before scoring her to start with boundary off her 32nd ball when she made area and drilled seamer Lea Tahuhu earlier mid-off. She opened up further and brought up her third ODI fifty off 83 balls in the 42nd over. However, she departed in the upcoming over when she flapped a pull back to Tahuhu, the bowler. Pakistan had been sooner or later bowled out in 46.5 overs. The nightmare, even though, wasn’t over for them. They woke up to Devine.

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Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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