White Ferns thrash Pakistan at World Cup

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 07:35 04/02/2013

Relevant offers

Cricket

Stunning ton helps Somerset complete remarkable turnaround win in county one-day match Martin Guptill swings, but Kane Williamson wins as Sunrisers Hyderabad claim victory Brendon McCullum stars in the field in his 100th IPL match New Zealand to benefit from overhaul of world cricket financial model Zafar Ansari retires to pursue career outside of cricket Black Cap Doug Bracewell pleads guilty to drink-driving Big Bash or bust for Nine in face of falling popularity in cricket on TV Unseasonal snow forces play to be abandoned in English county cricket second XI match Australia's Channel Nine urged to step away from cricket broadcasting Pakistan take series lead with victory in the first test against West Indies

New Zealand scored a second emphatic weekend victory at the women's cricket World Cup last night, pounding Pakistan by seven wickets at Cuttack in India.

Canterbury pace bowler Rachel Candy produced the spectacular figures of five for 19 from 10 overs with three maidens as Pakistan were dismissed for a paltry 104 in 41.2 overs.

She was backed by Nicola Browne with two for 12 and a tight spell from Kate Broadmore whose 10 overs yielded just 15.

The New Zealanders then made light of the target winning in the 30th over, with only three wickets down.

Captain Suzie Bates controlled the innings with an unbeaten 65 while Katie Perkins made the most of her first opportunity of the campaign with 25 not out.

New Zealand, having thrashed South Africa in their opening match, now have two wins from two matches in the 50-over showpiece and are assured of a place in the Super Six stage irrespective of the result in the final pool match, against Australia tomorrow night.

However, pool points are carried through so victory against the trans-Tasman foe could be vital in the long run.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content