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White Ferns beat South Africa in first ODI

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 8/10/2016

<span style="font-size:13px;">New Zealand do enough to beat South Africa by 12 runs in a remarkable first women's ODI in Kimberley.</span> © Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images New Zealand do enough to beat South Africa by 12 runs in a remarkable first women's ODI in Kimberley. Allrounder Amy Satterthwaite claimed career-best figures as the White Ferns opened their one-day international series against South Africa with a fighting 12-run win in Kimberley.

Satterthwaite claimed 4-13 off nine miserly overs as the home side collapsed to be all out for 115, having earlier looked likely to overhaul New Zealand's 127.

The fifth bowler used by the visitors, offspinner Satterthwaite helped to spark a collapse as South Africa lost their last five wickets without adding a run.

At 115-5, they were on target but the dismissal of captain Dane van Niekerk for a game-high 37, bowled by Satterthwaite, sparked the late meltdown.

Earlier, Lea Tahuhu claimed 3-41, removing two top-order players without scoring. Five South Africans were dismissed for ducks on a difficult Diamond Oval pitch in an innings which lasted 42.2 overs.

New Zealand could only survive 40.1 overs, with their innings rescued by lower-order knocks from Erin Bermingham (33) and Sam Curtis (22).

Saturday's game was the first between the teams on South African soil.

The second game in the seven-match series is in Kimberley on Tuesday, where New Zealand will seek to maintain an unbeaten record against the hosts in seven clashes.

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