Bates, Devine give New Zealand 2-0 lead

New Zealand women 195 for 2 (Bates 101*, Devine 80) beat West Indies women 194 (Taylor 86, Kasperek 4-44, Tahuhu 3-42) by eight wickets

A 175-run opening partnership between Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine gave New Zealand women an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against West Indies women in Lincoln. Chasing 195, New Zealand romped home with eight wickets in hand and 19.2 overs to spare, with Bates remaining unbeaten on an 86-ball 101, with 13 fours. Afy Fletcher dismissed Devine for 80 (91b, 6x4) and followed up with the wicket of Amy Satterthwaite in her next over, but by then West Indies' fate had been all but sealed.

West Indies had run New Zealand neck-and-neck in a pulsating first ODI, but here their batting failed them. Sent in to bat, they got to a solid 95 for 2, courtesy a third-wicket stand of 54 between Stafanie Taylor and Chedean Nation. But the wicket of Nation in the 25th over sent them sliding, with the offspinner Leigh Kasperek running through their middle order to finish with figures of 4 for 44. Taylor battled on before she was last out for 86 (112b, 4x4, 1x6), but had little support from the middle and lower order, as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for 99 runs. Lea Tahuhu took three wickets, including those of Taylor and Nation.

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st175SW BatesSFM Devine
2nd16SW BatesAE Satterthwaite
3rd4KJ MartinSW Bates