Meg Lanning Talks About Chasing a Total
Australia has retained the Rose Bowl trophy after defeating New Zealand by four wickets in the second One-Day International at Allan Border Field.
Chasing New Zealand's 9-252, Australia got off to a fast start thanks to Alyssa Healy (21) and Rachael Haynes (82).
Healy's innings came to an end in the seventh over however, bringing captain Meg Lanning (101*) to the crease.
Lanning and Haynes carried on with Healy left off, combining for a 117-run partnership to put Australia in a commanding position before the latter was dismissed off a Sophie Devine full toss.
Australia's middle-order stumbled slightly, with Beth Mooney (6), Sophie Molineux (14) and Ashleigh Gardner (0) struggling to get going, but a composed 17 from Annabel Sutherland provided the support Lanning required.
Fittingly, Lanning brought up the victory and her century with 12th boundary in the 46th over to ensure Australia would hold into the Rose Bowl trophy.
After being sent in to bat first, New Zealand's openers reached 75 before Sophie Molineux (2-49) bowled Natalie Dodd for 34.
Fellow opener Devine (79) and former captain Amy Satterthwaite (69) got the visitors back on track, adding 93 runs to the total before Jess Jonassen (4-36) broke through just as the pair looked to accelerate.
Nicola Carey (1-34) removed Amelia Kerr (11) before Molineux (2-49) removed the dangerous Satterthwaite, leaving the game evenly poised.
Katey Martin (21) and Maddy Green (21) then took to the Australians who weathered the storm before claiming lost 5-2 to restrict the total to 9-252.
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