At Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, March 19, 2009. New Zealand won by 223 runs. Toss: New Zealand.
New Zealand 373-7 (50 overs) (H. M. Tiffen 100, S. W. Bates 168, N. J. Browne 33*); Pakistan 150 (48.1 overs) (Nain Abidi 52; L. R. Doolan 3-30). New Zealand 2 pts. Player of the Match: S. W.
Haidee Tiffen and Suzie Bates ensured New Zealand's place in the final by adding 262 for the
second wicket, the second-highest stand in all women's one-day internationals after 268 for the first
wicket by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins for England v South Africa at Lord's in August 2008.
Bates hit 168 - the third-highest innings in a women's one-day international - in just 105 balls, with
six sixes and 19 fours, outscoring Pakistan single-handed. Tiffen's maiden hundred came from a
more sedate 128 balls, with only three fours.
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