Devine's ton helps New Zealand crush South Africa in Women's World Cup

Devine, who missed last month's Rose Bowl series against Australia with injury, decorated her innings with 13 fours and six sixes to surpass her previous best score of 74 against the Aussies.

updated: February 01, 2013 18:50 IST
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Cuttack: Sophie Devine celebrated her return to the limited-overs format with a quickfire century as last year's runner-up New Zealand thrashed South Africa by 150 runs in their opening Group 'B' match of the ICC Women's World Cup in Cuttack on Friday.

Devine, making her return after a gap of two-and-a-half years, struck an aggressive 131-ball 145 to help New Zealand post 320 for five after being sent into bat at the DRIEMS Ground, Tangi. This is her maiden century in one dayers.

Defending the total, left-arm pacer Siam Ruck (4/31), spinner Morna Nielsen (3/34) and Lea Tahuhu (2/27) starred with the ball to help Black Caps bundle out the Proteas for 170 runs with nine overs to spare.

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