Despite being eliminated from the Women’s World T20, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in a virtual dead rubber yesterday at the Providence to secure their first win of the tournament.

After the power outage at the Guyana National  Stadium forced the scorers to use a white flag to signal the start of the match, New Zealand were off, scoring 144-6 when they were sent into bat.  They then restricted Pakistan to 90 all out from 18 overs in the process, breaking their seven-match losing streak.

The White Ferns dropped Anna Peterson and promoted Sophie Devine to open with Suzie Bates which bore fruit  as the pair shared in a 59-run opening stand, their most successful of the tournament…..

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