New Zealand 365 for 4 (Bates 108, Bezuidenhout 86, Kerr 83, Devine 70, Sandhu 1-52) beat Pakistan 234 (Ameen 105, Muneeba 44, Kerr 3-44, Tahuhu 2-45) by 131 runs
A robust batting show from New Zealand’s high 4 arrange a giant win for them within the first ODI in opposition to Pakistan in Queenstown, as they went 1-0 up within the three-match collection. Pakistan went down by 131 runs chasing a giant goal of 366.
Shortly after, within the forty fourth over, Dar, who was bowling her seventh over of the match, was struck on the face by the ball when Devine was on strike. She acquired medical consideration on the sphere earlier than being taken off, placing her participation within the second and third video games of the collection doubtful.
Amelia departed for a 69-ball 83, as she consolidated her place as the highest run-getter in ODIs this yr. This was her fourth 50-plus rating of the yr and he or she’s made 460 runs in seven innings in 2023. Devine was out for a 36-ball 70 within the penultimate ball of the innings, because the hosts made 365 for 4 which is the best whole in girls’s ODIs in New Zealand. It was additionally the primary time in girls’s ODIs that the entire high 4 batters of a facet scored 70 runs or above.
In reply, Pakistan, too, acquired off to a stable begin, with Ameen and Muneeba Ali mentioning their 50-run opening stand within the ninth over. Ameen posted her half-century off 51 balls within the 14th over, however Devine acquired the breakthrough within the nineteenth over, sending Muneeba again for 44. Fran Jonas then eliminated Sadaf Shamas, Dar’s alternative for the sport, for 10.
The New Zealand bowlers slowed Pakistan down considerably after that, hardly ever conceding boundaries because the required run-rate shot up. Ameen misplaced three extra companions earlier than she acquired to her century, her fourth within the format. She was finally run-out for 105, with Pakistan at that time needing 154 runs from 36 balls.
Within the center, Pakistan misplaced six wickets for 41 runs, and in the long run may solely make 234 as Kerr took the final wicket with one ball remaining within the innings to complete with figures of three for 44.