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Kia Super League: Suzie Bates Strikes Ton, Creates History

New Zealand captain Suzie Bates struck the first hundred in English female cricket's Twenty20 Super League on Tuesday.

AFP |August 16, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
Kia Super League: Suzie Bates Strikes Ton, Creates History

London: New Zealand captain Suzie Bates struck the first hundred in English female cricket's Twenty20 Super League on Tuesday.

Bates' unbeaten 119 laid the platform for reigning champions Southern Vipers' overwhelming 46-run win away to Loughborough Lightning at Derby.

The opener, dropped on 39, struck 15 fours and four sixes, facing just 72 deliveries, as the Vipers made 180 for two -- the highest total in the competition so far.

Her innings topped the previous best of 91 made by South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk for Loughborough against Surrey last year.

As if that was not enough, Bates then took three wickets for a mere 15 runs, including bowling Loughborough captain Georgia Elwiss, for 32, as the hosts collapsed to 134 all out.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
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