Radio New Zealand – New Zealand women’s cricket team captain Suzie Bates became the latest player to set the new Women’s Big Bash Twenty20 season alight when she struck a superb century on Sunday.

Summary

  • New Zealand women’s cricket team captain Suzie Bates became the latest player to set the new Women’s Big Bash Twenty20 season alight when she struck a superb century on Sunday.
  • The new skipper for the Adelaide Strikers, Bates clubbed 102 off just 65 balls to led her side to a commanding 83-run home win over the Hobart Hurricanes at Gliderol Stadium.
  • White Ferns captain Bates, who has eight tons in 107 one-day internationals and 15 half-centuries in 91 T20 internationals, belted 15 fours in getting to three figures and had strong support from a New Zealand team-mate.
  • Sophie Devine, who hit a ton in last year’s WBBL, chipped in with 43 off 29 balls and shared in a 117-run third-wicket stand with her national team captain.
  • Bates was the second player in as many days to notch a ton in the WBBL, after Sydney Sixers opener Ashleigh Gardner hit a brilliant 114 in a 86-run victory over the Melbourne Stars on Saturday.


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