Sophie Devine talks about losing to New Zealand against South Africa© AFP
New Zealand captain Sophie Devine was disappointed as her team did not fare well against South Africa on Thursday at the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup. Sophie Devine’s 93rd inning was in vain, as South African bowlers Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka made three wickets, respectively, to throw New Zealand to 228th. he took those two wickets and changed the thrust. We continued to explore again, cricket is a fun game and we saw in this tournament that the games are going well, “said Sophie Devin in her post-match presentation.
“We talked about keeping their strike players out and getting off to a good start, the first time we did that, but we were disappointed with the way we ended up,” he noted.
Earlier, the hosts did not score high against a disciplined attack in South Africa. Sophie Devine’s excellent 93rd entry got a whole decent New Zealand turnout.
“Someone in the top 4-5 had to be there until the end. If there is a batter, we’re getting 280. We were probably too wide with our line. It’s a learning curve to run with the ball but also. we can do it differently, but in the end we have to go to South Africa for credit, ”he added.
Referring to the next match against the English champions, he said: “We have to move forward a lot. We will play in England on Sunday and the match will be perfect. They will be hurt too and it’s nice. See so many teams competing for four places.”
Marizanne Kapp hit the New Zealand bowlers in the last two overs to bring her team home with two wickets and a fourth straight victory in the ongoing tournament.
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