Spinners all but seal New Zealand Women's semi-final spot

New Zealand Women 104 for 4 (Priest 34, Bates 23) beat Australia Women 103 for 8 (Perry 42, Jonassen 23, Kasperek 3-13, Bermingham 2-23) by six wickets
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Offspinner Leigh Kasperek tied Australia into knots © IDI/Getty Images

Suzie Bates, the New Zealand Women captain, applied the same principle on a pitch where Kane Williamson and company pulled off a coup against India last week, by fielding three spinners on a slow, dry, and dusty Nagpur deck. They repaid the faith with an authoritative display to sucker-punch Australia Women, the three-time World Twenty20 champions, by six wickets to all but seal a semi-final berth at the Women’s World T20.

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Shashank Kishore is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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