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, June 29, 2018

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.

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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.

Updated Date: Jun 29, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3182 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6298 126
2 India 5743 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3391 103
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2058 114