We know what’s coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women’s World Cup clash against India

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We know what's coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women's World Cup clash against India
We know what's coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women's World Cup clash against India

We know what’s coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women’s World Cup clash against India

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine said her team is well prepared for the upcoming match against India after defeating Bangladesh in the fifth game of the ongoing ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup on Monday.

New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the fifth game of the ongoing ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup at the University Oval on Monday, thanks to Amy Satterthwaite’s three-wicket haul and Suzie Bates’ 79-run performance. Because of the weather, the contest between the two teams was reduced to 27 overs each side.

“It’s the nature of this tournament (on losing toss), we have games coming quickly with very less turnaround time. Grateful to the ground staff for getting a game of nearly 50 overs, to Bangladesh for coming up and the umpires for getting the game on. It was easier to manipulate the field against pace, place it into pockets in the corners,” said Sophie Devine in a post-match presentation.

We know what's coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women's World Cup clash against India
We know what’s coming up, says Sophie Devine on upcoming Women’s World Cup clash against India

“I was disappointed at not cashing in, it was a brilliant batting strip, as it’s always been in Dunedin. The outfield was a bit slow, but Bates was so good. We know the competition is very tough, happy to pick the win here. And we’ll go on to play against India next. We have played them last month and know what’s coming up,” she added.

With New Zealand chasing 141, Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates put up 36 runs in the first seven overs. But Bangladesh gained the crucial breakthrough in the seventh over. When Salma Khatun bowled Devine (14) and brought Amelia Kerr to the crease.

Bates and Amelia Kerr eventually lead New Zealand to a nine-wicket victory with 42 balls to spare.

Amy Satterthwaite had earlier returned with three wickets. To help the White Ferns reduce Bangladesh to 140/8 in their stipulated 27 overs. Fargana Hoque top-scored for Bangladesh with a knock of 52 runs off 63 balls.