Women's World Cup, New Zealand beat Pakistan: Records broken
New Zealand Women secured a win by 71 runs over Pakistan in match number 26 of the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. Suzie Bates hammered her 12th ODI hundred to propel NZ to 265/8. Pakistan crawled their way to 194/9 in 50 overs. In spite of the win, NZ have been knocked out of the tournament. Here are the records that were broken.
NZ Women were 31/1 before Bates and Amelia Kerr added 68 runs. From 99/1 they were reduced to 100/3. However, some crucial partnerships in the middle-order helped NZ Women to find momentum. In response, Pakistan could add only 194, riding on Nida Dar's 50 and Bismah Maroof's 38. Hannah Rowe's five-wicket haul deflated the entirety of Pakistan's batting-order.
Bates became the first White Ferns cricketer and fourth overall to register 5,000 runs in ODIs. So far, she has managed 5,045 runs in 142 matches. She averages 41.01 with 12 hundreds and 28 fifties. Bates (1,179) now holds second-most runs by a New Zealand woman in the Women's World Cup. She slammed her fourth World Cup fifty as well.
Hannah Rowe scalped her first five-wicket haul in ODIs. She has picked up 43 wickets in 41 ODIs at an average of 28.51 and best figures of 5/55. She now ranks 12th in the list of leading wicket-takers for New Zealand Women in the World Cup. Across nine matches, she has pocketed 14 wickets while averaging a mere 22.92.
Nida kept Pakistan in the run-chase with a crucial 50 off 53 deliveries. She smashed five fours and a six. She slammed her 10th ODI fifty. Nida has also surpassed the 1,400-run mark (1,408). Prior to that, she scalped three wickets to take her tally to 84 wickets (91 ODIs). Also, she has the fourth-highest number of wickets for Pakistan in the WC (11).
New Zealand Women finished the group with a compensatory win over Pakistan. Meanwhile, the race for the semi-finals is still on for England and India. The former occupy the fourth spot with three wins and as many losses and a NRR of +0.778. India occupy a spot below with a NRR of +0.768. Also, WI Women (third-placed) are yet to quality for the semi-finals.