Women’s World Cup: Rain washes out New Zealand vs South Africa clash

first_imgPersistent rain and a wet outfield led to the abandonment of the match between New Zealand and South Africa without a ball being bowled at Derby.The toss was already delayed due to the wet patches on the ground and further rain cancelled out any chances of further play.The umpires had an inspection at 2.10pm local time when rain relented but decided to call off the match.Both New Zealand and South Africa registered comfortable wins in their opening matches of the tournament.New Zealand had crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets at Bristol where they first bowled out the islanders for 188 with Holly Huddlestone taking five wickets. Captain Suzie Bates then led the run chase with an unbeaten 106 while Amy Satterthwaite made 78 not out as New Zealand won with 9 wickets and almost 13 overs to spare.South Africa on the other hand beat Pakistan by three wickets at Leicester to get their campaign off to a winning start. Dane van Niekerk’s team restricted Pakistan to 206/8 after opting to bowl first with Moseline Daniels and Shabnim Ismail taking two wickets each. Half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt then helped South Africa to reach the target with six balls to spare.last_img

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