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Satterthwaite stars as New Zealand win Rose Bowl opener

Lea Tahuhu (left) took three wickets as New Zealand completed victory
Lea Tahuhu (left) took three wickets as New Zealand completed victory
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New Zealand Women 202-9 (Satterthwaite 72) beat
Australia Women 193 (Mooney 53) by 9 runs
First One-Day International, Mount Maunganui

Amy Satterthwaite top scored with 72 as New Zealand Women beat Australia Women by nine runs in the first One-Day International in Mount Maunganui, taking an early lead in the Rose Bowl contest.

As well as putting them 1-0 up in the Rose Bowl, which includes all three ODIs and three T20Is of the tour, it gives them two ICC Women's Championship points, drawing them level with Australia and West Indies at the top of the table on 16 points.

Satterthwaite's 72 in 88 balls helped New Zealand post 202 for nine, with support coming from Suzie Bates (43) and Katey Martin (22).

Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen both took three wickets for Australia with Holly Ferling and Megan Schutt managing one apiece.

Beth Mooney, making her ODI debut and keeping wicket due to Alyssa Healy's hamstring injury, took a brace of catches.

She then made 53 in 77 balls opening the batting with Nicole Bolton (27) to lead Australia's reply.

Ellyse Perry also made 51 before New Zealand fought back, reducing their hosts from 119 for three to 193 all out in 49.4 overs.

Lea Tahuhu was the pick of the bowlers with three for 34 but the wickets were shared among the bowlers; Erin Bermingham returned three for 38, debutante Thamsin Newton one for 10, Bates one for 23, Morna Nielsen one for 27 and player of the match Satterthwaite one for 41,

As long as Perry was at the crease, Australia still had a chance, but her 60-ball innings was ended by Tahuhu in the penultimate over, and soon after Kristen Beams was caught by Satterthwaite off Bates to complete New Zealand's win.

The second ODI is on Monday 22nd February.

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