Date: 7th April 2021
Time: 7:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
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New Zealand Women lock horns with Australia Women in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series. The first ODI was comprehensively won by Australia, who continued their unparallel dominance in the ODI setup. This was their 22nd straight win in this format. They however, continue to look absolutely invincible. Meanwhile, New Zealand Women need to win this game in order to prevent the last ODI from being a dead rubber.
New Zealand are proving to be toothless in front of Australia. After their disastrous Australia tour in 2020, they have now lost the first game against Australia. Their skipper Sophie Devine missed out on the game as she was unwell and that severely affected their chances. Opener Lauren Down displayed character and played a gusty knock of 90. Her innings was peppered with 8 boundaries. Jess Kerr took 1 wicket and was extremely economical.
Australia are going through some golden time. They have been a juggernaut in the ODI format and have won 22 straight games in this format. Alyssa Healy is one Australian who has featured in all these 22 games and she scored a 65 in the 1st ODI. Ellyse Perry took hold of the entire innings and steered Australia to a comfortable victory with nearly 12 overs remaining. Megan Schutt bagged the player of the match award after she picked up 4 wickets in the 1st innings.
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Women:
Lauren Down, Hayley Jensen/Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin (WK), Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr and Rosemary Mair
Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (WK), Meg Lanning (C), Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Carey, Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck
Wicket-keepers: Alyssa Healy, Katey Martin
Batswomen: Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Amy Satterthwaite, Ashleigh Gardner
All-rounders: Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine/Nicola Carey, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen
Bowlers: Megan Schutt, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Georgia Wareham
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