Sophie Devine’s three-wicket pull – including commitments from whatever is left of the playing unit – gave New Zealand a mammoth 106-run triumph and a 2-0 lead over West Indies in Mount Maunganui. Prior, half hundreds of years from Katey Martin and Amy Satterthwaite had impelled the hosts to 185 for 3.
Devine picked Deandra Dottin and Reniece Boyce in a space of three balls to lessen the guests to 30 for 4, preceding representing top-scorer Kyshona Knight (20 off 35 balls) in the seventeenth over.
Devine, who was instrumental in New Zealand’s ODI arrangement win, posted a 33-run organization with commander Suzie Bates before the last was knocked down some pins by Shamilia Connell in the fifth over. Devine gave away her wicket to Akeira Peters two overs later in the wake of scoring a 21-ball 27. Martin at that point struck a 42-ball 65, while Satterthwaite indented up 71 off 42, and together put on a 124-run stand.
In answer, West Indies failed in their pursuit as they slipped from 30 for 2 to 69 for 7, with none of the batsmen scoring more than 20. Offspinner Leigh Kasperek contributed with 2 for 13, while Kate Heffernan, Anna Peterson and Lea Tahuhu picked one each to confine them to 79 for 8 toward the finish of 20 overs.