Women’s World T20: New Zealand beat South Africa by seven wickets

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Bengaluru, March 26 (IANS) New Zealand produced an all-round performance to outclass South Africa by seven wickets in Women’s World Twenty20 Group A clash at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.

Batting first, South Africa were bundled out for just 99 in 19.3 overs, thanks to Sophie Devine (3-16), Leigh Kasperek (3-19) and Erin Bermingham (2-14) and New Zealand comfortably chased down the total, scoring 100/3 in 14.3 overs.

Chasing the target, openers Suzie Bates (29) and Rachel Priest (28) got New Zealand off to a flying start, adding 57 runs for the first wicket.

But South Africa struck twice in quick succession, dismissing both to have New Zealand reduced to 72/2 in 10.2 overs.

Incoming batsman Devine however scored an unbeaten 27 to steer her team to victory.

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Earlier, put into bat, South Africa batswomen were never in the game as they lost wickets at regular intervals with the team at 59/4 in 12.3 overs. While Marizanne Kapp (22) held on, she lost partners in other end.

Brief scores: South Africa 99 in 19.3 overs (Marizanne Kapp 22, Sophie Devine 3-16, Leigh Kasperek 3-19, Erin Bermingham 2-14 vs New Zealand 100/3 in 14.3 overs (Rachel Priest 28, Masabata Klaas 1-11)

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