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NZ Women vs PAK Women, 26th Match at Christchurch, Women's World Cup, Mar 26 2022 - Match Result

26th Match, Christchurch, March 26, 2022, ICC Women's World Cup
(50 ov, T:266) 194/9

NZ Women won by 71 runs

Player Of The Match
126 (135)
Match centre 
Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: Srivathsa Vennelaganti
Scorecard summary
New Zealand Women 265/8(50 overs)
126 (135)
3/39 (10)
30* (26)
1/50 (10)
Pakistan Women 194/9(50 overs)
50 (53)
5/55 (10)
2/29 (10)
end of over 506 runs
PAK-W: 194/9CRR: 3.88 
Anam Amin11 (23b 1x4)
Nashra Sandhu10 (34b 1x4)
Amy Satterthwaite 5-0-23-0
Jess Kerr 7-0-22-0

So barring a major miracle, New Zealand are out of their home World Cup. But a few of them stay back to sign autographs for the little kids at Hagley Oval. That's awesome. On that note we finish off our coverage. Do check out all the action on this platform. The report should be up anytime now. Tomorrow we will know who the remaining two semi-finalists are. Crucial games for both England and India. We will be there to bring you all the action. Do join us then. Until then, on behalf of Ekanth and our scorer Vairavan, signing off from here. Be well. Bye.

A few user feedback before we wrap things up:

Andrew Miller: "Bates, Martin and Satterthwaite are likely to call it quits, but at 32 I'm hoping Sophie Devine will stick around a bit longer. They'll be even more reliant on her experience as they introduce new players. "

Jared: "I'd be surprised if it's the last time we see Devine for NZ. Maybe Martin's last, and Bates and Satterthwaite will be nearing the end, but Devine's got a few years left"

Stephen: "NZ are still alive! If Bangladesh make 250 and bowl England out for under 58, and SA do the same to India, we qualify! Ahem.."

murali: "Kudos to the Pakistan women for lasting the entire 50 overs!! "

Devine 2/2: You can't rule out how much it makes a difference to the Women's game. If you put teams on average wickets, you are going to get average games, doesn't matter if it is male or female. We have been lucky to have got fantastic wickets which have produced some serious games of cricket and we are absolutely gutted not to be moving forward in the tournament. I wish all the teams that do go through all the best, hope the rest of the New Zealand public gets in behind them. It's been one heck of a tournament so far. It's certainly an important time for me to step away and have a bit of a reflection and be able to decompress a little bit. It's pretty forlorn, I have been going on since about August-September times and a really good opportunity to refresh, take some time off and come back. We are lucky that we have got a bit of time off now as a group. We will take that time to reconnect with family and friends we haven't seen in months. At this stage it is well and truly there, but it's important that I take that time and reflect about what I want to do. At the end of the day, I want to make sure I'm still enjoying. I had some great fun in the tournament, at the moment I still want to keep playing but we will see what happens. For a lot of us older girls, we have been dreaming about this tournament for a long time and even to have the 2000 winning World Cup team here, these sort of teams, they stay with you for a long long time. That probably wont happen for us - playing a World Cup at home, so we wanted to make sure we savour that. There's so many legends that have played in this tournament who might not be there, not just from our team but from other teams as well and they have been such an impact on the women's game.

Sophie Devine 1/2: It's pretty bitter-sweet today to be fair. Nice to come and put on a good performance today. Suzie was outstanding and Hannah Rowe with the ball to back up the way she did after going for a little bit, really proud of that. Tournament as a whole - you can look back and pick apart ball-by-ball every one of those games on what you could've done differently. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of it, we are disappointed with it but there will be a thorough review of that post this tournament. Without a doubt, this has been the most competitive World Cup I have been involved in. In general, the run-scoring has been phenomenal and the way the teams are chasing now - back in the day 200 was defendable, whereas now England nearly chased down 310 against Australia and that's becoming the norm. Huge credit has to go to the groundstaff around the country, obviously a bit biased but the wickets here in New Zealand have been outstanding. Helps with the standard of cricket you see.

Bismah Maroof: We got opportunities to grab in the field. We gave away too many runs in the field. If we could've restricted them under 240, then we would've chased it down, nonetheless, the set batters - myself and Nida got out. If we could've stayed till the end, we might have had a chance to chase it. We could have won those matches, it hurts but that's a learning for us, we will take on as a team and try to improve where we need to improve. Sidra Amin's century was a positive for us and Nida Dar performed in two matches that was really brilliant. We could've achieved more than we did, we need to improve and that will be our target.

Hannah Rowe: It's a bit strange going from the powerplay to getting a five-for but pretty happy I could do a job for my team. I'm pretty happy as it's my first five ever I think. It has been a really tough week for the girls. We had a lot of time this week to come out and put a big effort in.

Suzie Bates: Not so much today, earlier in the week when we came down to Christchurch, we knew that after losing that close game to England, it would be tough to make the semis. Probably realised we had to get rid of the emotions and had a job to do. We have had such great support throughout the tournament. Today we were ready to play just cricket but earlier in the week there were a few emotions. I'm pretty determined every game I play to get runs, just hasn't gone my way. Once I got in today, I wanted to take the game deep and finish off the 50 overs and make sure we got a score on the board. No did not know that [on being the only player to score four hundreds in four different #CWC editions]. It is a nice record to share but I want to share the Player of the Match award with Hannah Rowe. She bowled outstandingly today. Nice to win get a win today.

Suzie Bates is the Player of the Match. But she decides to share it with Hannah Rowe.

Coming to the chase, Pakistan made a good fight of it but the hosts were too strong. Muneeba at the top played aggressively and then when Nida and Bismah were in the middle, Pakistan were right in the chase but Hannah Rowe - after a poor first spell came storming back to break the back of the chase with a five-fer. She tried to finish the game off with a six-fer but it was not to be. Once Bismah fell, Pakistan just collapsed. The last wicket pair did well to play out the remaining 9 overs and ensured that they batted out the overs without getting bowled out. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Got any #PoliteEnquiries on #CWC22? Send in your questions for Annesha Ghosh and Firdose Moonda on Twitter! Don't forget the hashtag.

6.22pm: The White Ferns end their #CWC22 campaign with a win and end on a high. They take their time to get off the field. Probably the last time we get to see the likes of Suzie Bates, Katey Martin and Sophie Devine in the national colours. They soak it all in as they congratulate each other. They do well to keep their emotions in check. Smiling away, and walking off into the sunset. New Zealand are out of the semi-final race unless a miracle of sorts happens tomorrow.

AE Satterthwaite to Anam Amin, 1 run

a fumble from short mid-wicket sliding across and that gives the batters another reprieve. Had the fielder got the ball, the batters were in the middle of the pitch. Anyway New Zealand win by 71 to finish their campaign

AE Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, 1 run

this time the cover-point gets across to her left to keep the cut down to a single

AE Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off, Sandhu cuts wide of the diving cover-point, beats her and races away

AE Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, no run

Sandhu has got back. Steps out and misses the ball outside off, but sweeps the bat inside before Martin could whip the bails off. The match goes on

AE Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, no run

tossed up outside off, driven to cover

AE Satterthwaite to Nashra Sandhu, no run

short outside off, extra bounce as Sandhu cuts and misses

end of over 493 runs
PAK-W: 188/9CRR: 3.83 RRR: 78.00 • Need 78 from 6b
Anam Amin10 (22b 1x4)
Nashra Sandhu5 (29b)
Jess Kerr 7-0-22-0
Rosemary Mair 8-1-29-1
Jess Kerr to Anam Amin, no run

full outside leg, defended back down the pitch

Jess Kerr to Anam Amin, 2 runs

shoddy from Mair at cover-point, there was a chance of a run-out had she picked it up cleanly, but she fails to bend down and allows the batters to get back for the second

Jess Kerr to Anam Amin, no run

full on the stumps, defended to point

Jess Kerr to Nashra Sandhu, 1 run

Sandhu works it wide of mid-wicket for a quick single

Jess Kerr to Nashra Sandhu, no run

full angled in, nudged to mid-wicket

Jess Kerr to Nashra Sandhu, no run

full outside off, pushed to cover

end of over 482 runs
PAK-W: 185/9CRR: 3.85 RRR: 40.50 • Need 81 from 12b
Anam Amin8 (19b 1x4)
Nashra Sandhu4 (26b)
Rosemary Mair 8-1-29-1
Hannah Rowe 10-1-55-5
Mair to Anam Amin, no run

good length on the stumps, defended

Mair to Anam Amin, no run

full on the stumps, pushed to mid-off

Mair to Nashra Sandhu, 1 run

full outside off, Sandhu drives and outside-edges it down through gully which is vacant

Mair to Nashra Sandhu, no run

good length outside off, Sandhu drives to cover-point

Mair to Nashra Sandhu, no run

full slower ball outside off, Sandhu fails to run it down

Mair to Anam Amin, 1 run

back of a length on off, from round the wicket, steered to third man

end of over 475 runs
PAK-W: 183/9CRR: 3.89 RRR: 27.66 • Need 83 from 18b
Anam Amin7 (16b 1x4)
Nashra Sandhu3 (23b)
Hannah Rowe 10-1-55-5
Rosemary Mair 7-1-27-1
Rowe to Anam Amin, 1 run

good length on off, steered wide of slip and Hannah Rowe has to settle for a five-for

Rowe back over the wicket

Rowe to Anam Amin, FOUR runs

full-toss and Amin puts it away, slices the drive and gets it into the gap at deep point

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SW Bates
126 runs (135)
14 fours0 six
Productive shot
20 runs
3 fours0 six
Nida Dar
50 runs (53)
5 fours1 six
Productive shot
11 runs
2 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
HM Rowe
Nida Dar
Match details
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossPakistan Women, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberWODI no. 1269
Match days26 March 2022 - day (50-over match)
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand Women 2, Pakistan Women 0
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