Twitter Reactions: Netizens appreciate New Zealand as they vanquish Bangladesh to claim first victory of Women’s T20 World Cup

New Zealand Women dominated Bangladesh right from the start as they gave no chance to their opponents.

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Bernardine Bezuidenhout and Suzie Bates
Bernardine Bezuidenhout and Suzie Bates. (Photo Source: RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

After facing defeats in the first two games of the Women’s T20 World Cup, New Zealand finally broke the shackles as they defeated Bangladesh in the 12th match of the tournament. After batting first, New Zealand set a humongous target of 190 runs for Bangladesh to chase. Bangladesh just managed to score 118 as New Zealand won the game by 71 runs.

Thanks to the unbeaten knock of Suzie Bates, the team was able to grab its first win of the season. The 35-year-old Suzie Bates scored 81* off 61 deliveries. She was accompanied by Bernadine Bezuidenhout, who played a knock of 44 off 26 balls. Bates, during her knock, became the first player to aggregate 1000 runs in the history of Women's T20 World Cups. 

After a fabulous display by the top order of New Zealand, Maddy Green capped off the team’s innings by also going unbeaten and scoring 44 runs, off just 20 deliveries.

The batting attack of Bangladesh could not amount to anything due to the constant breakthroughs that their opponents achieved throughout the game. The 16-year-old Shorna Akter was the highest run-getter for Bangladesh, as she managed to score 31 runs off 22 balls.

Suzie Bates named Player of the Match

Suzie Bates’ explosive batting and her unbeaten knock of 81 off 61 balls was key for New Zealand as they grabbed the first win of their World Cup campaign. The 35-year-old was named Player of the Match thanks to her influential performance with the bat.

The win against Bangladesh will do New Zealand a lot of good, as it provides them with some much-needed confidence after losing their first two matches of the tournament. The losses against Australia and South Africa affected New Zealand’s game plan going into the tournament, but they will be looking to make up for it after grabbing their first win.

They next take on Sri Lanka on Sunday, February 19, and will be looking to keep their newly-found momentum going.

Here's how Twitter reacted to New Zealand's win:

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