New Zealand spinners, Devine rout Pakistan

New Zealand women 148 for 3 (Devine 62, Bates 33) beat Pakistan women 147 (Nahida 39, Mir 31, Kerr 3-35) by seven wickets

New Zealand’s spinners, led by legspinner Amelia Kerr‘s 3 for 35, helped topple Pakistan over for 147 in the second ODI in Sharjah. The batsmen then had little trouble in hunting down the target with seven wickets in hand and 26 overs to spare. Sophie Devine continued her fine form from the first ODI, hitting a 48-ball 62 with eight fours.

Pakistan elected to bat first, but struggled from the outset, losing Ayesha Zafar in the seventh over for 2. Opener Nahida Khan and captain Bismah Maroof brought Pakistan back into the game with a 46-run, third-wicket partnership of 75 balls, the second-highest stand of the match.

The middle order, though, capitulated against Kerr and offspinner Leigh Kasperek, losing 5 for 39 to slump to 113 for 7. Sana Mir hit 31 off 46 balls, but Pakistan lost their last three wickets without a run.

In reply, captain Suzie Bates and Devine struck an 80-run opening stand in just 12.5 overs. Amy Satterthwaite struck 25 off 34 balls. Offspinner Javeria Khan took 2 for 6 in her three overs.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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