461dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Rowe and Devine mow down Pakistan

Sophie Devine pummeled a record nine sixes during her 41-ball 93 as New Zealand knocked Pakistan out of contention for the semi-finals

Match Centre

15 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ-W: 147/2 | RR: 9.80

  • AE Satterthwaite38 (42b)
  • KJ Martin0 (0b)
  • Nashra Sandhu4-0-33-1
  • Sana Mir4-0-36-0

3.15pm An early end today, then. New Zealand are in third place and India are sliding against South Africa as we speak. In all likelihood, there'll be a tie between New Zealand and South Africa at the end of this game. Which only means that we're in for some serious entertainment later. Thanks for joining us today. See you soon.

Sana Mir: The experience has been quite tough. We know these batsmen have potential but they've not been delivering throughout the tournament so the confidence goes up and down. The bowling, other than this match, has been good. Once someone bats like Devine gets going, there's hardly anything you can do. The spinners couldn't do much with the new ball, like they do when it gets older. Full credit to Devine. Going forward, I think responsibility is the word. Every player has to take responsisbility. We have two games and we have to get good results for ourselves and for our country. We have the potential. We need to bring our courage out. I have belief in them, this is a team that has come back many times from losses in the past.

Suzie Bates: When you have a player like Devine, who can go out and hit like that, it's good to watch. As a group something we really need to work on is [figure out how] to use people like Priest and Devine effectively. We've got 15 players competing for the XI and that's what we want.

Hannah Rowe: It's a pretty great feeling. [making her World Cup debut] I was stoked to get out there. I've been going through a few changes with my bowling, been working with Jacob Oram and it's coming through. I think every pace bowler wants the new ball and I'm certainly putting it in the right areas. Looking forward to more.

Hannah Rowe is the Player of the Match.

3pm Whew. That didn't take long. Just a few minutes above an hour and another destructive chase from New Zealand. It was Priest in the last game with her 90, but Devine eclipsed even that. You wouldn't think that would be possible. she first broke the record for the fastest fifty by a New Zealand batsman, getting it in 27 balls. Priest had made the record - 29 balls in the last match. She then broke the record for most sixes by a woman in ODIs, going past Lizelle Lee who had equalled the record with seven sixes earlier today. Then, she made a run for the fastest hundred which was by Meg Lanning off 45 balls. Unfortunately, there weren't enough runs to get. Satterthwaite was sent out to have a knock, and she did a good job of it. Professional stuff from New Zealand and they scream ahead, looking good for a semi-final spot.
Another abject display by Pakistan's batsmen today. Sana Mir did the hanging around job once again, which begs the question of why she bats so low. Nevertheless, she made 50 valuable runs. This game would've been over long ago if it weren't for her.

Nashra Sandhu to Satterthwaite, FOUR runs, really full and outside off, Amy seals it for New Zealand with a slapped boundary through the covers
Nashra Sandhu to Devine, OUT, Devine hands a return catch! That was a brutal 93. Lobbed up outside off, Devine does not go for a full-blooded slog-sweep, she checks it a bit and the bowler steadies under the skier

SFM Devine c & b Nashra Sandhu 93 (41b 7x4 9x6) SR: 226.82

Nashra Sandhu to Satterthwaite, 1 run, low full-toss outside off, swatted down to long-on
Nashra Sandhu to Satterthwaite, 1 wide, skids on flat and very wide outside off, off-side wide
Nashra Sandhu to Satterthwaite, no run, full and outside off, tapped to extra cover
Nashra Sandhu to Satterthwaite, no run, full and outside off uses her feet and pats the ball to cover

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12RH PriestAE Satterthwaite
2nd131SFM DevineAE Satterthwaite
3rd4KJ MartinAE Satterthwaite