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MATCH REPORT: New Zealand v Pakistan

Sophie Devine hit a record-breaking 9 sixes - the most ever for a women's ODI - in an innings of 93 off 41 balls, as New Zealand put Pakistan to the sword by 8 wickets in Taunton.

Devine's massive innings was an exhibition of range-hitting that wouldn't have looked out of place on a golf course. Coming in at 3, after Pakistan bagged the early wicket of Rachel Priest, Devine was quickly into her stride with a pair of huge sixes over mid on, one of which dented the advertising hoarding on the second tier of the pavilion stand where the New Zealand families were sitting.

Devine hit 7 fours along with her 9 sixes to reach her 93, before finally holing-out with just 2 more runs required - Amy Satterthwaite finishing the job for the White Ferns with the very next ball, leaving the field 38*.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had opted to bat, having won the toss on a good looking wicket, with Suzie Bates admitting she would have made the same choice.

Openers Ayesha Zafar and Nahida K…