Australia Women played New Zealand Women recently in the One Day International match. The New Zealand team started the batting well but were bowled out by Aussies at 200 runs.
New Zealand’s top scorer was Amelia Kerr who scored 47 from 70 balls. This was the second of the three-match series. New Zealand needed to win this win to have a chance of winning the series in the third match but they eventually lost by 71 runs.
Australian Women successfully defender 271/7 as they won by 71 runs. The Meg Lanning-led team also won the series as they won 2nd ODI against New Zealand.
Australia opener Rachael Haynes was named Player of the Match as she scored 87-runs from 105 balls which included eight boundaries. Apart from Haynes, wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy and skipper Lanning smashed 44 and 49 runs, respectively. With the victory, the Aussie women cricket team has continued their unreal winning streak, which now stands at 23 wins. They have been unbeaten for 1,262 days in the 50-over format.
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It was in the 37th over with Aussie spinner Georgia Wareham bowling to New Zealand’s Maddy Green with the Kiwis struggling at 5/166. While the Black Caps weren’t out of the game, they needed some runs fast.
Green slapped the ball deep with Ellyse Perry needing to leap to take the catch, before landing just inside the boundary and tossing the ball back in.
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Post Mach comments on Ellyse Perry efforts
Post-match, Mel Jones said her technique was the most impressive part of the effort. “You could see her first and foremost worrying about the foot and then she was eyeing how far Beth Mooney, can I get it to her as well,” she said.
Elyse Villani also took a cheeky shot at Mooney. “She didn’t just tap it back in, she literally knew where Moons was and wanted to throw it back,” she said. “She got a fair bit on it. But Moons — got to be a bit quicker mate.”