Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin thrash West Indies | Cricket

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New Zealand 185 for 3 (Satterthwaite 71*, Martin 65, Peters 1-13) beat West Indies79 for 8 (Kyshona 20, Devine 3-12) by 106 runs

Sophie Devine‘s three-wicket haul – including contributions from the rest of the bowling unit – handed New Zealand a mammoth 106-run victory and a 2-0 lead over West Indies in Mount Maunganui. Earlier, half centuries from Katey Martin and Amy Satterthwaite had propelled the hosts to 185 for 3.

Devine picked Deandra Dottin and Reniece Boyce in a space of three balls to reduce the visitors to 30 for 4, before accounting for top-scorer Kyshona Knight (20 off 35 balls) in the 17th over.

Devine, who was instrumental in New Zealand’s ODI series win, posted a 33-run partnership with captain Suzie Bates before the latter was bowled by Shamilia Connell in the fifth over. Devine gave away her wicket to Akeira Peters two overs later after scoring a 21-ball 27. Martin then struck a 42-ball 65, while Satterthwaite notched up 71 off 42, and together put on a 124-run stand.

In reply, West Indies fell flat in their chase as they slipped from 30 for 2 to 69 for 7, with none of the batsmen scoring over 20. Offspinner Leigh Kasperek contributed with 2 for 13, while Kate Heffernan, Anna Peterson and Lea Tahuhu picked one each to restrict them to 79 for 8 at the end of 20 overs.

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