Western Fury all-rounder Suzie Bates scored a century for
New Zealand but it wasn't enough to defeat Australia at the 2013 Women's World
Cup in Cuttack on Tuesday.
New Zealand captain Bates opened the batting and saw wickets
fall around her early, but held the White Ferns' innings together.
Bates made an outstanding 102 off 134 deliveries, which
included 12 boundaries, before departing caught by Lisa Sthalekar off Sarah
The Fury all-rounder's brilliant innings helped New Zealand
set a defendable total of 6-227 from their 50 overs.
However in reply, Meg Lanning (112 off104) and Jess Cameron
(82 off 87) guided Australia to a seven-wicket victory with more than 10 overs to
Both sides have qualified for the Super Sixes, with
Australia topping their group ahead of New Zealand in second.
Meanwhile, Fury spinner Renee Chappell, who made her debut in
Australia's opening World Cup game against Pakistan on Friday, did not play in