12 Nov 2016

Satterthwaite leads White Ferns to win

5:36 am on 12 November 2016

Amy Satterthwaite has scored the fourth-highest individual score in New Zealand White Ferns ODI history to lead the side to a win over Pakistan.

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite.

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand scored 309 for 4 in their 50 overs in the second game at Lincoln.

Pakistan were 142 for 4 after 34 overs when rain stopped play with New Zealand winning by 60 runs via the Duckworth Lewis system.

Underlining the strength of the current White Ferns group, the only women to have topped Satterthwaite's unbeaten 137 off 117 balls against Pakistan in the second One-Day International are, in fact, three of her current team-mates: captain Suzie Bates (168 v Pakistan in Sydney 2008/09), Rachel Priest (157 v Sri Lanka at the same Lincoln ground last season) and Sophie Devine (145 v South Africa in India 2012/13).

First drop Satterthwaite reached her third ODI century off 102 balls - posting the three figures with her 10th boundary, collected from off-spinner Nida Dar, in a masterful innings that gathered strength as she held court across almost 39 overs.

The White Ferns defence of an imposing tally of 309 for four - their sixth highest in One-Day Internationals - was threatened only by the light rain that forced players from a cool Bert Sutcliffe Oval after just 7.2 overs of the reply.

By then, Pakistan was 24/1 after pace bowler Hannah Rowe had made an early breakthrough, but 20 overs were required for the match to be confirmed - and for Satterthwaite's career-best effort to stay in the record books.

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite receives her player of the match award.

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite receives her player of the match award. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Player of the match Satterthwaite has now scored 618 ODI runs from 12 innings in the 2016 calendar year at an average of 68.33 and strike rate of 88.87. Her unbeaten century also moved her above Sara McGlashan among the all-time ODI run-scorers for the White Ferns, her 2516 career aggregate now behind only Debbie Hockley, Suzie Bates, Haidee Tiffen and Emily Drumm.

The White Ferns lead the five-match Series 2-0 heading into the third ODI on Sunday at the same venue.

Sunday's match will be the first match of the Series on which IWC qualification points will be riding, as the White Ferns look to cement direct entry to next year's World Cup.

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