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New Zealand Women win by 151 runs

New Zealand vs South Africa

Sophie Devine smashes 145 for New Zealand at the ICC Women's World Cup

Sophie Devine: Plundered 145 runs off 131 balls

Sian Ruck: Took four wickets for New Zealand

A sensational century from Sophie Devine helped New Zealand record a comprehensive 150-run victory over South Africa at the ICC Women's World Cup.

Devine smashed six sixes and 13 boundaries en route to 145 off of 131 deliveries as New Zealand turned the match around.

Devine had come to the crease with the score on 27-2 but she quickly set about the South Africa attack. She shared a stand of 128 runs with Suzie Bates (72), while Sara McGlashan (32 off 36 balls) and Nicola Browne (40 not out of 20 balls) provided useful cameos to help the score on to 320-5.

And that target always looked beyond South Africa - especially after Savanna Cordes was dismissed with the third delivery of the opening over.

Susan Benade (37) and Shabnim Ismail (31) tried in vain to turn things around but four wickets from Sian Ruck (4-31) and three from Morna Nielsen (3-34) saw South Africa dismissed for 170.

Match Details

1st Feb 2013
South Africa Women won the toss and elected to bowl.
DRIEMS Cricket Ground
A Raza and I N Ramage

south africa BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Y. Potgieter lbw b Ruck 8
S. Cordes lbw b Tahuhu 0
M. du Preez lbw b M.J.G. Nielsen 29
M. Kapp c Mackay b Bates 10
C. Brits b M.J.G. Nielsen 23
D. van Niekerk c Mackay b Tahuhu 1
S.M. Benade b Ruck 37
C.L. Tryon st R.H. Priest b M.J.G. Nielsen 4
S. Ismail c McGlashan b Ruck 31
S. Loubser not out 9
M.M. Letsoalo c R.H. Priest b Ruck 6
Extras 1nb, 9w, 1b, 1lb 12
Total All Out, 41.0 Overs 170
Full Batting Card

new zealand BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Tahuhu 9 2 27 2
Ruck 10 1 31 4
Bates 5 1 33 1
Browne 8 0 27 0
M.J.G. Nielsen 7 0 34 3
Doolan 2 0 16 0
Full Bowling Card