SUZIE BATES - THE ICON | New Zealand | Sunday Stories

297 International Matches, 13 International centuries, 58 International half-centuries, and one icon, Suzie Bates

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In this episode of Sunday Stories, we relive the 297 International Matches, the 13 International centuries, and the 58 International half-centuries, we look back at New Zealand's Icon, Suzie Bates, who is turning the clock back.

New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2023. Chamari Athapaththu's unit pulled a historic victory against the White Ferns in the first ODI, and then followed it up with another in the series decided, third ODI, clinching their first-ever series victory against New Zealand.

Suzie Bates' 150th ODI celebration was cut short, it was time for the T20I leg. The White Ferns called and a 35-year-old Bates answered. Scoring 44, 52, and 37, guiding the White Ferns to a series victory, and claiming the Player of the Series award. 

"Yeah first and foremost, I want people to remember me as a great teammate. You know, I want people to remember how I made them feel, and if that is really confident and supported on the field and made them feel like they could go out and do anything on the field and I always had their back that's the most the important thing and if they speak about me as a great teammate that they miss having around then I think I've done a pretty good job," Bates on how she wants to be remembered. 

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