Kiwis make best possible start to U19 Women’s T20 World Cup
New Zealand made a strong start in their ICC Under19 Women’s T20 World Cup campaign, as they defeated Indonesia by ten wickets in their opening match of the tournament at North-West University Oval on Sunday afternoon.
Izzy Sharp’s charges restricted Indonesia to just 74 for seven in their allotted overs, and then rattled off the target in less than ten overs.
New Zealand made the best start to the match, with Anna Browning striking with the opening ball of the contest. From there, Indonesia toiled to 74 in their maiden World Cup appearance.
Browning went on to claim tidy figures of two for 12 in her four overs, while Natasha Wakelin was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of three for 14 in her spell of four overs. For Indonesia, Desi Wulandari was patient in making 16 not out off 34 balls, and Kadek Kurniartini (13) and Ni Luh Dewi (12) tried their best to put up resistance.
In response, New Zealand made quick work of the target. Antonia Hamilton made 26 not out from 21 balls, striking two boundaries. At the other end, Anna Browning was just as fluent, with a 38 not out effort off just 36 balls. She smacked five boundaries as well as a six, as New Zealand finished with a flourish.
Scores in brief:
Toss: Indonesia, who elected to bat first.
Indonesia 74 for seven in 20 overs (Desi Wulandari 16 not out, Natasha Wakelin three for 14, Anna Browning two for 12)
New Zealand 77 without loss in 9.3 overs (Anna Browning 38 not out, Antonia Hamilton 26 not out)
New Zealand won by ten wickets with 10.3 overs to spare.
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