Saturday 19 February 2011 

New Zealand Take Series Lead With 14-Run Win

New Zealand Take Series Lead With 14-Run Win
New Zealand Take Series Lead With 14-Run Win
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New Zealand Women 147-5 (McGlashan 62) beat
Australia Women 133 (Broadmore 2-19) by 14 runs
Fourth Twenty20 International, Invercargill

New Zealand Women scored a 14-run win over Australia Women in the fourth Twenty20 International in Invercargill to move into a 2-1 series lead with one match remaining.

Sara McGlashan top scored with 62 as New Zealand posted 147 for five and for the second time in two days, Australia were bowled out inside 20 overs when they were dismissed for 133.

McGlashan, who hit a quickfire 43 in New Zealand's victory in the third match, scored 62 in just 50 balls, hitting five fours and one six.

Amy Satterthwaite weighed in with 45 in 37 balls and the pair put on a substantial partnership for the third wicket as they worked towards setting Australia an insurmountable target.

Meg Lanning (33) then led Australia's response but unlike in the New Zealand innings, she found little support, only Alex Blackwell (29) and Lisa Sthalekar (32 not out) making handy contributions.

Sthalekar faced just 20 balls but her effort came too late to change the game, Kate Broadmore and Nicola Browne both taking two wickets to turn things decisively New Zealand's way.

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