Australia take unassailable 2-0 series lead after defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets in 2nd WT20I
Australia has taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead after defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the second Women’s Commonwealth Bank T20I at Allan Border Field today.
Australia Women 129 - 2
New Zealand Women 128 all out
Result - Australia Women w0n by 8 wickets
After losing the toss the hosts took to the field and it wasn't long before Sophie Molineux (2-17) struck, removing the dangerous Sophie Devine (9).
Some fine work on the boundary from Georgia Wareham had Maddy Green (7) short of her ground before Suzie Bates (22) and Amy Satterthwaite (30) went about rebuilding the innings.
Wareham (3-26) then struck twice with the ball to have the visitors 6-96 with five overs to go.
Delissa Kimmince claimed two wickets in an over thanks to superb outfield catching from Nicola Carey (1-5) before the latter finished off the New Zealand innings with a wicket of her own.
Australia made a fast start in reply through Alyssa Healy, the opener racing to 33 off 17 balls before being dismissed by Lea Tahuhu.
Beth Mooney fell three overs later for 24, but the ever-reliable combination of Meg Lanning (26*) and Rachael Haynes (40*) again showed its value.
Haynes and Lanning combined for a 65-run partnership to see Australia home in the 17th over.
Australia Women - Alyssa Healy(wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning(c), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Delissa Kimmince
New Zealand Women - Sophie Devine(c), Maddy Green, Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin(wk), Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Lauren Down, Katie Perkins, Rosemary Mair, Lea Tahuhu
Start Time: 04:45
Toss: New Zealand Women won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Officials: Bruce Oxenford, Michael Graham-Smith, Donovan Koch, Robert Stratford
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