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Bates ton draws first blood

A captain’s century from Suzie Bates broke New Zealand’s duck in the ICC Women’s Championship as England were beaten by 67 runs in the first of three games between these teams that count towards the championship.

Bates’ 106 from 113 balls featuring 14 fours, a sixth hundred in her 67 one-day internationals, dominated an opening stand of 157 with Rachel Priest.

Off-spinner Heather Knight eventually broke through and went on to return a career-best 4-47 to limit the White Ferns to 240 for eight, much less than they had seemed on course for at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

 

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