White Ferns go two from two at T20 World Cup

Last updated 09:58 26/03/2014

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The White Ferns are two from two at the women's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh after a 42-run victory over Ireland this morning.

Following their first-up win over England on Sunday, the New Zealanders today made 171-3 and then restricted Ireland to 129-6.

The results put the White Ferns on the verge of securing a semi-final spot, needing a victory over either Pakistan or South Africa in their final two pool matches.

The victory over Ireland was set up by openers Suzie Bates (68) and Frances Mackay (51). Having won the toss and opted to bat, Bates was quickly on the attack, blasting her way to a half-century off just 37 balls. She and Mackay put on 116 for the first wicket, before the captain finally fell.

Mackay continued and brought up her own half-century, while Sara McGlashan came to the crease and peppered the boundary.

Mackay fell with two and a half overs remaining, but McGlashan added the finishing touches, punishing Ireland with an unbeaten 34 from 13 balls.

Ireland were unable to keep up with such a high required-run-rate. White Ferns bowler Morna Nielsen finished with impressive figures of two for 23 from four overs.

New Zealand next face Pakistan at 2.30 am on Friday morning (NZ time).

White Ferns 171-3 (Suzie Bates 68, Frances Mackay 51, Sara McGlashan 34*) beat Ireland Women 129-6 (Cecilia Joyce 39*, Clare Shillington 28, Morna Nielsen 2-23) by 42 runs

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