17th Match, Taunton, Jul 8 2017, ICC Women's World Cup
(15/50 ov, target 145)147/2
NZ Women won by 8 wickets (with 210 balls remaining)
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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

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan Women144/10(46.5 overs)
Sana Mir50 (86)
Nahida Khan18 (36)
Amelia Kerr2/27(10)
New Zealand Women147/2(15 overs)
end of over 157 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 147/2CRR: 9.80 
Amy Satterthwaite38 (42)
Katey Martin0 (0)
Nashra Sandhu 4-0-33-1
Sana Mir 4-0-36-0

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 AE 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

Sophie Devine c & b Nashra Sandhu 93 (41b 7x4 9x6) SR: 226.82
Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, 1 run

low full-toss outside off, swatted down to long-on

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, 1 wide

skids on flat and very wide outside off, off-side wide

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, no run

full and outside off, tapped to extra cover

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, no run

full and outside off uses her feet and pats the ball to cover

Nashra Sandhu to Devine, 1 run

floated up outside off, slog-swept hard but straight to long-on

end of over 1412 runs
NZ-W: 140/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 0.13
Amy Satterthwaite33 (38)
Sophie Devine92 (39)
Sana Mir 4-0-36-0
Nashra Sandhu 3-0-26-0
Sana Mir to AE Satterthwaite, no run
Sana Mir to Devine, 1 run

low full-toss outside off, slog-swept away to wide long-on

Sana Mir to Devine, SIX runs

half-tracker outside off, Devine picks the length swiftly and slugs it over midwicket for a flat six. She moves to 91

Sana Mir to AE Satterthwaite, 1 run

speared outside off, attempts a slog-sweep, and ends up bottom-edging it fine on the leg side

Sana Mir to AE Satterthwaite, FOUR runs

tossed up on leg stump, Amy goes low and slog-sweeps it sweetly over square leg

Sana Mir to AE Satterthwaite, no run

full on off, skips out and flicks it to mid-on

end of over 1312 runs
NZ-W: 128/1CRR: 9.84 RRR: 0.45
Sophie Devine85 (37)
Amy Satterthwaite28 (34)
Nashra Sandhu 3-0-26-0
Marina Iqbal 1-0-24-0
Nashra Sandhu to Devine, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off, employs a cut, splitting backward point and cover

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, 1 run

arm ball outside off, shorter, leans back and punches crisply through the covers

Nashra Sandhu to Devine, 1 run

full on off stump, hacked away to wide long-on

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, 1 run
Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, 1 wide
Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, FOUR runs

full and outside off, slogged away over midwicket. Amy joins the party as well

Nashra Sandhu to AE Satterthwaite, no run

steps out, does not get close to the pitch, pushed to extra cover

Match details
County Ground, Taunton
TossPakistan Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup
Player Of The Match
Hannah Rowe
Hannah Rowe
Match numberODI no. 1071
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20
Match days08 July 2017 - day (50-over match)
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Gregory Brathwaite
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Reserve Umpire
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Langton Rusere
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsNew Zealand Women 2, Pakistan Women 0