Women’s World Cup: My job is just to absorb pressure at the top, says Suzie Bates
Women’s World Cup: New Zealand batter Suzie Bates showed her happiness as her team thrashed Bangladesh in the sixth game of the ongoing ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup on Monday at the University Oval.
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by nine wickets in the fifth game of the ongoing ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup, with to Amy Satterthwaite’s three-wicket haul and Suzie Bates’ 79-run performance.
“It’s been a strange day, I was devastated in the morning when I opened the curtains and it was raining. Just really grateful to Bangladesh who made it here and we got a game. Having that partnership with Amelia Kerr eased off a lot of pressure. Knowing this wicket, you can trust your shots and hit through to the line,” said Suzie Bates in a post-match presentation.
“I want to contribute as much as I can, we have a few massive games coming. My job is just to absorb the pressure at the top. Nice to have family and friends around to cheer for us from the stands,” she added.
Because of the weather, the match between these two teams reduced to 27 overs each side.
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.