Pakistan collapse against NZ in ICC Women's World Cup match

Published: 10:19 AM, 26 Mar, 2022
Pakistan collapse against NZ in ICC Women's World Cup match
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New Zealand women cricket team Saturday won the match against the Pakistan women team in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. The kiwis women side beat Pakistan by 78 runs. 

Pakistan's Nida Dar made impressive fifty but the whole team could not achieve the target of 265 given by the New Zealand team

New Zealand Suzie Bates scored her 12th ODI century and became the first New Zealand batter, and fourth overall, to reach 5,000 runs in the format as the hosts looked to end their campaign on a high. In front of a packed Christchurch crowd, New Zealand set Pakistan 266 in what will be both teams final appearance at the tournament.

This was Bates' second score over 50 in the tournament after she also hit an unbeaten 79 against Bangladesh and perhaps her most celebrated knock yet. When she was dismissed in the 43rd over, she walked off to a standing ovation from the spectators amid speculation that Bates, who will turn 35 later this year, may retire from the game in the coming months.

Though Bates' ton headlined the innings, Pakistan will be relatively pleased with how they kept the innings under control. After Bates' aggressive start, their spinners, led by Nida Dar, kept New Zealand quiet before a lower-order collapse left New Zealand at risk of a total under 250. Katey Martin's 30 off 26 balls ensured they batted out their 50 overs and posted a challenging total.