Cuttack: South Africa's Marizanne Kapp sent Pakistan crashing out of the ICC Women's World Cup after the 23-year-old from Port Elizabeth struck her maiden ODI century at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack to secure her side a position in the Super Sixes section of the tournament.
After a disappointing start, Kapp and Dane van Niekerk stabilized South Africa's innings, and later Kapp proceeded to clean-up the Pakistan batting line-up with her useful medium-pace bowling and thus ensuring South Africa usurped Pakistan to assume the 'B3' position in Group B.
Meanwhile in other Group B fixture in Cuttack, Australia tussled with old foes New Zealand in an exciting match in front of some 4,000 fans that saw White Ferns' captain Suzie Bates score a century, but her efforts were in vain as Australia's Meg Lanning made a stunning 112 and Jess Cameron's 82 secured the side a seven-wicket victory.
Lanning, Bates and Kapp's centuries now bring the total scored in the tournament thus far, not including the current India v Sri Lanka game, to eight.
In the Group A day-match at BKC in Mumbai, England showed its superior bowling display against West Indies when the side were dismissed for a meagre 101 in just 36.4 overs and England secured itself a six-wicket victory after Danielle Wyatt led from the front.
Results from the Women's World Cup matches:
Group A: England beat West Indies by six wickets
West Indies 101 all out in 36.4 overs (Kyshona Knight 33, Shanel Daley 30 not out; Anya Shrubsole 4-21, Arran Brindle 3-0, Katherine Brunt 2-10) England 103-4 in 35 overs (Danielle Wyatt 40; Deandra Dottin 3-20)
Group B: Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets
New Zealand 227-6 in 50 overs (Suzie Bates 102, Katie Perkins 41, Nicola Browne 39 not out; Megan Schutt 3-40) Australia 228-3 in 38.2 overs (Meg Lanning 112, Jess Cameron 82)
Group B: South Africa beat Pakistan by 126 runs
South Africa 207-5 in 50 overs (Marizanne Kapp 102 not out, Dane van Niekerk 55 not out, Yolandi Potgieter 20; Qanita Jalil 2-30, Asmavia Iqbal 2-31) Pakistan 81 all out in 29.4 overs (Marizanne Kapp 3-18, Marcia Letsoalo 2-17, Shabnim Ismail 2-18, Susan Benade 2-27)