Women’s World Cup: Pakistan defeat New Zealand by four wickets in warm-up fixture

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Women's World Cup: Pakistan defeat New Zealand by four wickets in warm-up fixture
Women's World Cup: Pakistan defeat New Zealand by four wickets in warm-up fixture

Women’s World Cup: Pakistan defeat New Zealand by four wickets in warm-up fixture

Women’s World Cup: Strong hitting from Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar powered Pakistan to a four-wicket win over New Zealand despite Amy Satterthwaite top-scoring for the WHITE FERNS with 80.

New Zealand were put in to bat, a decision that paid off immediately as Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine both fell cheaply to leave their side on 11 for two.

Amy Satterthwaite and Maddy Green then combined for an 131-run partnership to steady the New Zealand ship with Green eventually dismissed by Ghulam Fatima for 58.

Therefore, Satterthwaite fell after making 80 from 85 balls becoming the third of Nashra Sandhu’s four scalps on her way to four for 32.

Dar took the final wicket to bowl out New Zealand for 229. Before starring with the bat, coming in with Pakistan on 91 for four and making 54 from 59 balls.

After Bismah Maroof departed for 28 from 58, Dar and Riaz combined for a 99-run partnership. And Riaz was there at the end hitting back-to-back fours to seal the win and end on 62 not out from 52 balls.

Scores in Brief

New Zealand 229 all out in 45 overs (Amy Satterthwaite 80, Maddy Green 58; Nashra Sundhu 4/32, Fatima Sana 2/38)

Pakistan 233/6 in 49.2 overs (Aliya Riaz 62 not out, Nida Dar 54; Jess Kerr 2/30, Hayley Jensen 1/15)