New Zealand Women vs Australia Women, 1st T20I: Australia Women won by 6 wickets
Australia Women had a convincing 6 wicket win over New Zealand Women at Seddon Park, Hamilton today in the 1st T20I of the series.
New Zealand Women 130/6 (20 ov)
Australia Women 133/4 (18 ov)
Result - Australia Women won by 6 wickets
Ashleigh Gardner’s brilliant 73* powers Australia to a six-wicket win in the first T20I against New Zealand ??#NZvAUS | https://t.co/6Ewhf61D5G pic.twitter.com/mHbWqhvIOP— ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2021
Match Day Highlights
Australia Women won the toss and decided to field today and New Zealand Women scored a competitive 130/6 in their 20 overs. Amy Satterthwaite 40 top scored and Jess Jonassen 3-26 was the main wicket taker for Australia women.
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Sophie Devine - 5.3 ov), 2-35 (Hayley Jensen - 5.6 ov), 3-93 (Amy Satterthwaite - 14.6 ov), 4-95 (Katey Martin - 15.4 ov), 5-97 (Amelia Kerr - 16.4 ov), 6-122 (Maddy Green - 19.1 ov)
In reply, Australia Women had a disastrous start and were 3-2 after just 7 balls, losing both openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney.
With Rachael Haynes also going cheaply, Australia women were suddenly 14-3 and in deep trouble in the 4th over. Meg Lanning and Ashleigh Gardner had a good partnership but when Lanning was out the run chase looked doomed. However, Ashleigh Gardner 73* and Ellyse Perry 23*,recently returned from injury, saw them home with 2 overs to spare.
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Alyssa Healy - 0.6 ov), 2-3 (Beth Mooney - 1.1 ov), 3-14 (Rachael Haynes - 3.4 ov), 4-62 (Meg Lanning - 11.4 ov)
New Zealand Women - Sophie Devine(c), Hayley Jensen, Amy Satterthwaite, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin(wk), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Frances Mackay, Hannah Rowe, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair
Australia Women - Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy(wk), Meg Lanning(c), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck
Start Time: 07:10
Toss: Australia Women won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Officials: John Dempsey, Kim Cotton, Damien Morrow, Cory Black, Gary Baxter
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