4 Feb 2013

White Ferns cruise past Pakistan

6:22 am on 4 February 2013

The New Zealand women's cricket team have posted their second straight victory at the One Day World Cup in India.

The White Ferns comfortably beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in Cuttack, with 122 balls remaining.

Pakistan were bowled out for 104 in the 42nd over before New Zealand easily reached the target, making 108 for 3 in the 30th over.

Following a brilliant display of bowling from Rachel Candy with five wickets for 19 runs, the captain Suzie Bates then led the effort with the bat to top-score with an unbeaten 65.

The win guarantees the New Zealanders' will advance through to the super-six stage, with their third and final group match still to be played against Australia who are also unbeaten so far.