what going on around in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023? Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr’s century partnership laid the groundwork for the Kiwis’ bowlers to excel in their shocking annihilation of the Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka exited the Women’s T20 World Cup after being on the verge of the elimination round.
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Instead, New Zealand’s massive 102-run victory against Sri Lanka on Sunday at Paarl left them in a position to join reigning champion Australia into the semi-finals from Group 1. The Kiwis have moved up to second place behind Australia, but that position may only last until Tuesday if South Africa defeats Bangladesh and claims a spot in the semifinals.
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By a strong performance, New Zealand gave themselves a chance to halt Sri Lanka’s participation. After deciding to bat first at Boland Park, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (32), Suzie Bates (56), and Amelia Kerr (66) all made significant contributions at the top of the order to lead New Zealand to an outstanding 3-162.
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Achini Kulasuriya was injured, thus Sri Lanka, who with a victory would have advanced to the semifinals, capitulated under duress and were all out for only 60 after trailing by one batter. The Sri Lankans were enchanted by the New Zealand leg-spinner Kerr, who took 2-7 from 2.5 overs. With statistics of 2-12 in four overs, fast bowler Lea Tahuhu tied Australia’s Megan Schutt for most wickets taken in the competition with eight.
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