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265/8 (50)
194/9 (50)
NZ-W won by 71 runs.
Player of the match: Suzie Bates
 
23
overs
113 /3 score
1
0
2
1
1
0
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cricket bat icon Suzie Bates *
69 (78)
cricket bat icon Maddy Green
5 (19)
cricket ball icon Nida Dar
2 /18
So we are left with two important matches in the World Cup on the last day now. It will be England Women taking on Bangladesh Women in the morning at the Basin Reserve and India Women taking on the already qualified South Africa Women at the Hagley Oval in the afternoon. We have two spots left to fill in the semi-finals. Which two teams will go through? Will it be the West Indies Women, who will hope for either England or India to lose! Or will it be England who will hope for India to lose after winning their match. For India, the equation is simple, win against South Africa and go through. Don't forget that New Zealand Women are in with an outside chance as well, although that would seem miraculous at this stage. For now, this is the pair of Pradeep and Bidipto, saying good bye, after bringing you the action from Christchurch! Keep following Sportskeeda! 
MATCH SUMMARY

New Zealand Women, batting first - 265 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 overs; Suzie Bates 126 (135), Nida Dar [10-0-39-3]

Pakistan Women, batting second - 194 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 50 overs; Nida Dar 50 (53), Hannah Rowe [10-1-55-5]

New Zealand Women beat Pakistan Women by 71 runs.

Player(s) of the Match: Suzie Bates 126 (135) (14x4) (and Hannah Rowe [10-1-55-5])

Pakistan had their chances in this run chase with Muneeba Ali Siddiqui providing the kind of start they required and then the 50-run partnership of Nida Dar - who herself got to 50 - and skipper Bismah Maroof, gave Pakistan more hope, but in the end, Hannah Rowe's 5-wicket haul turned out to be too much for the batting side, as the hosts registered a neat victory to get to 6 points in their last group stage match.

Pakistan did consume a lot of deliveries, but in the middle of their batting innings, there came a point when Nida Dar and Bismah Maroof were running away with the game. Boundaries were coming in a hurry and the momentum was shifting Pakistan's way, but just then, a fortunate dismissal for Hannah Rowe started a phase where she picked up one wicket after another to bury the match as far as winning it was concerned for Pakistan. 

Hannah Rowe got good support from Frankie Mackay and Amelia Kerr and Rosemary Mair, playing her first match, got a wicket too. 

For Pakistan, the positive was not to get bowled out. They were reliant on a few other batters to step up and make things more interesting in the match, but Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig and Sidra Amin failed to make significant contributions.

Suzie Bates had a dream day today, scoring 5000 ODI runs and bringing up her 10th ODI 100. This also was her 4th World Cup 100 in ODIs. She set the record for becoming the only player to score 4 hundreds in 4 different editions of the Women's ODI World Cup.

New Zealand are still in the competition mathematically. If Bangladesh can hammer England and South Africa can humble India, they have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals. It does sound very optimistic, but that is their only equation now as far as progressing further in the tournament goes. 

New Zealand Women captain, Sophie Devine: It is bittersweet today, we were outstanding today with Suzie and Hannah playing so well. For the tournament, we did have our moments but also let go of some important ones. We will have a look at everything that happened now, a thorough investigation is required. There is no doubt about the standard of cricket having improved by leaps and bounds in the Women's game, and as I have said it before as well, this has been the most competitive World Cup I've been part of. The pitches here in New Zealand have been brilliant and whether it is the men's game or the women's game, it is an absolute must to have good pitches. As far as I am concerned, I'll take some out to assess things, it is always good to take a break, and now is the time. It has been an absolute pleasure playing with Suzie and Katey for such a long time, let's see what happens next.


Pakistan Women captain, Bismah Maroof: I think we did not grab the opportunities in the field and failed to restrict New Zealand to 240 or less. With the bat, Nida and I needed to bat till the end to give ourselves a chance. We had our chances throughout the tournament but he could not quite get the job done. The win over the West Indies was special. We will take a lot of positives out of our performances and come back better both individually and a team. 

Suzie Bates has been awarded the Player of the match for her brilliant century to setup this win for White Ferns!

Bates
talking to Alan Wilkins: Not so much today, earlier in the week we lost to England in Christchurch, it was tough to make the semis, we got rid of our emotions in the first couple of days after that, realized as a team we had a job to do, we've had such great support from everyone, really want to put in a good effort, today, we just wanted to play good cricket but we've had our emotions earlier in the week. I'm determined to score runs in every game and just hasn't gone my way this tournament, once I got in today, I wanted to take it deep and make sure we finish off the 50 overs. Wilkins confirms that Bates is the first player to have four centuries in four different editions. Would've loved to have spread those runs in the rest of the tournament, it's a nice record to have but look I feel for Hannah Rowe, she could've been the player of the match, she bowled outstandingly well.

Hannah Rowe joins the chat with Bates: It's a strange game, went for runs in the powerplay but then came back to pick up the five-for in the second spell. I'm pretty happy, it's my first one. I think it has been really tough week for the girls, not been in the semis, we wanted to come out put up a good show.
New Zealand get their win by 71 runs and in all likelihood, finish their World Cup campaign on a high. 
50
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194 /9 score
0
0
0
4
1
1
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cricket bat icon Nashra Sandhu
10 (34)
cricket bat icon Anam Amin *
11 (23)
cricket ball icon Amy Satterthwaite
0 /23
49.6 Amy Satterthwaite to Anam Amin, OH! Mair misses out another run-out chance but White Ferns finish a convincing victory, they are still in with a chance mathematically but it's all over for Pakistan here. Looped a full delivery on the off-stump, Amin goes to slog sweep but mistimes it around short mid-wicket where Mair with a dive fails to grab the ball and they end up taking the single. 
Last ball coming up! 
49.5 Amy Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, short on the wide of the off-stump, Sandhu had to reach for it, cuts it around covers and picks up another single.
Pakistan get into the 190s! 
49.4 Amy Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, FOUR! Drops it short on the outside off, Sandhu on the backfoot cuts it away, the cover fielder dives but can't get it, runs away and picks out the ropes!
49.3 Amy Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, STUMPED! Umpire goes upstairs to confirm this, replays confirming that Sandhu slides her bat in time and she survives again, UltraEdge confirms there was no bat involved. Length delivery on the outside off, Sandhu down the track looks to cut but misses, she immediately gets her bat back in time.
A slip is in place, along with a short cover. 
49.2 Amy Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, looped a full delivery on the outside off, Sandhu gets forward and drills it straight to the cover fielder.
49.1 Amy Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, OH! Short on the outside off, Sandhu goes back and across to cut but gets beaten, through to the keeper.
Amy Satterthwaite [4.0-0-17-0] is back to bowl.

Pakistan need 78 runs to win from 6 balls. 
49
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188 /9 score
0
0
1
0
2
0
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cricket bat icon Nashra Sandhu
5 (29)
cricket bat icon Anam Amin *
10 (22)
cricket ball icon Jess Kerr
0 /22