Two T20 triumphs

Both New Zealand teams won their final World t20 pool matches overnight and both have topped their pools in impressive style.

The New Zealand women’s team restricted South Africa to 99. Devine and Kasperek each took 3 wickets.

They then easily reached 100 in 14 and a half overs with the loss of only 3 wickets. Bates (29), Priest (28) and Devine (27 not out) all contributed.

Their semi final opponent won’t be decided until other pool matches are played.

And the Black Caps outplayed Bangladesh to complete a clean sweep of their pool. They batted well on a slow pitch to reach 145 for the loss of 8, with Williamson top scoring with 42. Munro also adapted to the conditions well to score 35.

They then restricted Bangladesh to a record low score of 70. Elliot and Sodhi each took three wickets.

England have just beaten Sri Lanki in the other men’s pool to secure second slot so will be the Black Cap’s opponent in the semi finals. South Africa have missed the cut with a game yet to play.

West Indies won Group 1. They will play the winner of India versus Australia.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Pantsdownbrown

     /  27th March 2016

    We have been fortunate to win every toss thus far – hopefully that continues……..England will be a real test of our side.

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    • Oliver

       /  27th March 2016

      If we can beat India then Engaland should be a walk in the park.

      Reply
    • England will be tough…. Joe Root is in good form and likes NZ bowling.

      Saw him when he came out to NZ a couple/three odd seasons ago. He picked the NZ attack apart at Napier… get him cheaply and we have a chance… only one T20 innings against NZ but ODI’s a couple of centuries and 3 fifties with an average of 61

      Should be a good game as our bowlers are all in form [the ones playing not Boult and Southee] and taking wickets

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