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Emily hits ton, Kiwis romp to big win

Published: Monday, December 11, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Christchurch: Hosts New Zealand romped to an emphatic 158-run victory over South Africa in a league match of the Women's World Cup 2000 at the Lincoln Green on Monday. A superb, unbeaten century from the blade of skipper Emily Drumm was the salient feature of the Kiwi victory.South African skipper Kim Price won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat. The New Zealanders were off to a great start with openers Anna O'Leary (32) and Rebecca Rolls adding 63 runs in 14 overs. It was Emily Drumm all the way thereafter as she anchored her side to a massive 265 for five.Emily's unbeaten came off just 104 balls and included eight hits to the fence. She was also associated in an unbroken 82-run partnership with Haidee Tiffen, who remained unbeaten on 35 (three fours). South Africa never looked like chasing the target as they lost three wickets with just five runs on the board. Though vice-captain Cindy Eksteen remained unbeaten on 47 runs (88 balls, seven fours), South Africa were bowled out for 107 runs in 35.4 overs. Helen Watson three for 14 from 5.4 overs and Katrina Keenan two for nine from five overs claimed the bowling honours.

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