Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine help New Zealand cruise to Women's tri-series final against England

New Zealand will face tournament hosts England in another pool match on Thursday ahead of their meeting in a final at Chelmsford on 1 July.

Agence France-Presse, Jun 29, 2018 02:31:01 IST

London: New Zealand captain Suzie Bates hit a fifty as the White Ferns beat South Africa by eight wickets in their women's T20 tri-series clash at Bristol on Thursday to seal a place in the final against England.

Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine help New Zealand cruise to Womens tri-series final against England

White Ferns restricted the South Africa side for a mere 148 for 6. Image courtesy: Twitter @WHITE_FERNS

South Africa's 148 for six, with Chloe Tryon top-scoring with 35, never looked like being enough to trouble New Zealand.

White Ferns skipper Bates, who had hit 124 in the previous fixture between the two sides, struck 62 off 45 balls.

Sophie Devine then continued to take the attack to the Proteas women, finishing on 68 not out in a total of 151 for two after 15.2 overs.

New Zealand will face tournament hosts England in another pool match on Thursday ahead of their meeting in a final at Chelmsford on  1 July.

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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2018 02:31:01 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252