good length, outside off. Fahima moves to the off side to play a scoop. Misses, goes between the keeper's legs but deep third runs around to intercept. New Zealand win by 71 runs
That's all from us on ESPNcricinfo. NZ have a game against Sri Lanka left while Bangladesh have one more fixture before they are definitely leaving us after the group stage. West Indies v Ireland coming up soon. Thanks for your company, lovely people!
Winning captain Sophie Devine: Happy for my mate, Suzie Bates. This is how we want to play irrespective of the opposition. One big game to go. Today's win will give the group a lot of confidence. Lots of learnings on the go. The last game is all to play for. We can control what we can control, but there will also be a couple of other important games going on at the same time.
Losing captain Nigar Sultana: We conceded too many runs today. We were poor in the powerplay but I am proud of our younger girls from U19 squad."
Suzie Bates, Player of the Match: "Cricket can be a cruel game (two ducks to start off). The game against SA was tough but we spoke about how we wanted to play irrespective of results - so I stuck with that. Good to bounce back and get a convincing win. (What pleased you) When you have two low scores, it is tough in a World Cup. What pleased me was that I did what I had planned. As a senior player, it was important for me to step up. This keeps us in the tournament. (Most runs in T20 World Cup format) Didn't know that. I've been around a long time. Just really disappointed the way we started. That's the nature of World Cups, you have to start well. We may not make it to the semis though, so that's a bit disappointing. But we'll stick with this brand of cricket."
6.02pm New Zealand get on the points table. Bangladesh eliminated from semis contention despite getting their highest T20 score against NZ. Bates, Green, Rowe and Carson with the heavy lifting today.
Earlier in the day, Bates' 81 made her the first woman to reach 1000 T20 World Cup runs. Bernadine Bezuidenhout and Maddy Green with quickfire forties too to help NZ reach 189.
With the ball, Eden Carson was probably the pick of the bowlers but it was Hannah Rowe's double strike that really got the procession of wickets going. The batting efforts from Murshida and Shorna were the positives for Bangladesh.
This big win now lifts New Zealand's net run rate, but they are still outsiders for a semi-final spot. They need to win their last game by another big margin and hope other results go their way.
full ball on off. Khatun clears the front leg and smacks it to cow corner. Good connection but not enough to find the boundary.
short ball, Khatun tries to drag a pull from outside off. Misses.
full ball, fourth-stump line. Khatun goes for a wild heave. Misses, to the wicketkeeper.
fullish outside off stump. Comes down the track and muscles a shot to midwicket
The NZ women's ice-hockey team is here to support their cricket side.
full on off. Backs away and slices a shot over cover point for a single.
Last over. 77 needed. Tahuhu for a third over.
ends the spell with her third! And Bangladesh are eight down. Ritu tried to go for a big shot down the ground but mistimed. Long on takes a regulation catch.
full ball on middle and leg. Whipped to midwicket.
full ball on off and that's been strongly hit down the ground. Long on intercepts.
simple catch. Carrom ball of sorts on off and middle. Akter tries to work it leg side but it has taken a leading edge. Ball lobs up, and J Kerr in action again at short third
New Zealand players are wearing black arm bands for those who have been affected by the cyclone in their country.
full ball outside off. Gently nudged with a late cut to short third.
full ball outside off and squeezed through to the off side for a single
ends the spell with 1 for 24. Sees the batter moving to the off side so bowls further wide outside off. Cut to the deep for a couple more.
teasing delivery. Full outside off. Drifting in but turning away after pitching. Tries to poke but misses
full outside off. Smacks it to long on for a single
good length just outside off. Turning in, hits her high on the pad. LBW appeal turned down
full on off. Bit of turn away. Tapped to short third, and they go for a single. But the throw from the infielder is a sharp one - direct hit in fact! AND OUT by a few inches, Rumana running to the keeper's end. Jess Kerr combines with Amelia Kerr - keeping it in the family.
full on off. Comes down the track and hits the googly to mid on
faster from Bates. Fullish on off. Bunted to the off side for a single
full outside off and she drives confidently to cover.
|Newlands, Cape Town|
|Toss||New Zealand Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1367|
|Match days||17 February 2023 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||New Zealand Women 2, Bangladesh Women 0|