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 yesterday 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 Bandra-Kurla Complex, England showed their superior bowling display against the West Indies when the side was 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 on February 7 at Barabati Stadium.