19 Nov 2016

Satterthwaite ton guides NZ to series whitewash

7:30 pm on 19 November 2016

Cricketer Amy Satterthwaite has taken her third century in five games to guide the White Ferns to a series whitewash over Pakistan in Nelson.

New Zealand defeated Pakistan by five wickets in their fifth and final one day international at Saxton Oval to seal the clean sweep..

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite.

White Fern Amy Satterthwaite. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The White Ferns rested captain Suzie Bates and wicket-keeper Rachel Priest for the match, but their experience was hardly missed by the New Zealanders.

Stand-in captain Amy Satterthwaite, who was leading the team for just the second time, scored 123 off 99 balls and took one wicket to guide her side to a comfortable win.

Satterthwaite is the first player from any country in women's one day history to score three centuries in one series.

She was humble about her player of the series performance, but acknowledged it was something out of the ordinary.

"It's been feeling pretty good, I think I'm always a little bit critical and there's always things I want to improve but I have to sit back and look at the series and reflect and think it has been pretty outstanding," she said.

"So I've been pretty happy with that and [I'm] just enjoying my cricket at the moment and enjoying being around the girls."

Bowling first, the New Zealanders struggled to take early wickets, but once Pakistan reached 150 for the loss of just two, the White Ferns bowlers found their rhythm and the wickets steadily fell.

White Ferns cricketer Amelia Kerr.

White Ferns cricketer Amelia Kerr. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Pakistan were dismissed for 220 just one ball shy of their 50 overs,

Thamsyn Newton was the best of the bowlers with 5 for 31, while 16-year-old spinner Amelia Kerr took 4 for 42.

While Satterthwaite was the only New Zealand batsman to find their form, her 123-run effort was enough to ease the team to the win.

She was caught and bowled by Sadia Yousef with fewer than 30 runs needed for victory, but Newton and keeper Katey Martin made short work of that, with the White Ferns reaching the win with 11 overs to spare.

The two teams will now play a one-off Twenty20 match on Monday.