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Kerr sisters and Devine put New Zealand 1-0 ahead in T20I series against South Africa

New Zealand 174 for 2 (A Kerr 70*, Devine 61*) beat South Africa 172 for 4 (Wolvaardt 53, Luus 45, J Kerr 2-41) by eight wickets

After three deserted apparatuses, South Africa and New Zealand at long last met in the fourth T20I in Benoni, where an unbeaten 135-run association between Amelia Kerr (70) and Sophie Devine (61) fixed the success for the guests by eight wickets.

Their half-hundreds of years assisted New Zealand with recuperating after losing the two openers in the pursuit of 173 inside the powerplay. From that point onward, their organization, including 14 fours and three sixes, didn’t give South Africa a way in. It is additionally the most elevated association for the third wicket for New Zealand, breaking the record of 124 recently held by Katey Martin and Amy Sattherthwaite. Masabata Klaas and Tumi Sekhukhune took a wicket each, but they were costly, yielding 75 runs in their joined seven overs.

In their batting innings, South Africa made a promising 172 for 4 after being approached to bat first at the throw, on the rear of Laura Wolvaardt’s 10th 50 years. She assisted South Africa line a 53-run organization with Anneke Bosch and a 37-run association with Sune Luus, however, the captain fell for 53, in the sixteenth over, to Hannah Rowe. Luus, with her unbeaten 30-ball 45, and Chloe Tryon (22 off 10) gave the late thrive as South Africa hit 67 runs in the last five overs, however ultimately their objective was pursued with seven balls in excess.

The fifth and last T20I in the series will be played in Benoni on Sunday.

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