Bates Century Not Enough At World Cup
5 February 2013  

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 Coyte.

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 spare.

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 Tuesday's win.