Australia Seal Rose Bowl Trophy With Convincing Win
Australia Women 126-1 (Poulton 61no) beat
New Zealand Women 125 by nine wickets
Third One-Day International, Blacktown
Australia Women retained the Rose Bowl Trophy with a convincing nine-wicket victory over New Zealand Women in the third and final One-Day International at Blacktown International Sportspark.
New Zealand were dismissed for 125, failing to recover from being reduced to 39 for four and their target was easily overcame by Australia, who closed on home in just 16.4 overs.
Julie Hunter returned three for 31 to lead Australia's charge with the ball and leave New Zealand reeling and although they countered through Elizabeth Perry (27) and Katie Perkins (33), Australia held sway.
Ellyse Perry took three for 16 as New Zealand were dismissed in 39.1 overs.
Leah Poulton (61 not out) and vice-captain Alex Blackwell (50 not out) then sealed victory with an unbroken 104-run partnership for the second wicket after Rachael Haynes had fallen early for eight.
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