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Kapp sends Pakistan crashing out of Women's World Cup

Posted on Feb 05, 10:30PM | IANS

Cuttack, Feb 5 : South Africa's Marizanne Kapp sent Pakistan crashing out of the ICC Women's World Cup after the 23-year-old from Port Elizabeth struck her maiden ODI century at Barabati Stadium here Tuesday to secure a Super Sixes berth for her team.

After a disappointing start, Kapp (102) and Dane van Niekerk stabilised South Africa's innings which ended at 202 for five, and later Kapp proceeded to clean up the Pakistan batting line-up for 81 with her useful medium-pace bowling.

In other Group B fixture here, Australia tussled with old foes New Zealand in an exciting match in front of some 4,000 fans that saw White Ferns' captain Suzie Bates score a century, but her efforts were in vain as Australia's Meg Lanning made a stunning 112 and Jess Cameron's 82 secured the side a seven-wicket victory.

In the Group A day-match in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex, England showed their superior bowling display against the West Indies when the side were dismissed for a meagre 101 in just 36.4 overs and England secured themselves a six-wicket victory after Danielle Wyatt led from the front.

With their loss, Pakistan will now play the 7-8 position play-off Feb 7 at Barabati Stadium.

Brief scores:

Group A
At Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai
West Indies 101 all out, 36.4 overs (Kyshona Knight 33, Daley 30 not out; Shrubsole 4-21, Brunt 2-10, Brindle 3-0) England 103-4, 35 overs (Wyatt 40; Dottin 3-20)
England won by six wickets

Group B
At Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
South Africa 207-5, 50 overs (Kapp 102 not out, Van Niekerk 55 not out; Qanita 2-30, Asmavia 2-31)Pakistan 81 all out

South Africa won by 126 runs

At DRIEMS Cricket Ground, Cuttack
New Zealand 227-6, 50 overs (Bates 102, Perkins 41, Browne 39 not out; Schutt 3-40)
Australia 228-3, 38.2 overs (Lanning 112, Cameron 82)
Australia won by seven wickets