Date: 10th April 2021
Time: 7:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Australia Women have pocketed yet another series as they continue their dominance in the ODI format. This is there 23rd straight win in this format and there is absolutely no stopping them. They are coming on the back off a 71-run victory against the Kiwi women in the 2nd ODI.
Batting first, Australia Women posted 271 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The openers gave a solid start and scored 82 runs before the first wicket fell. Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy scored 87 and 44 runs respectively. Jess Jonassen was the star performer with the ball after she notched up 3 wickets. Georgia Wareham also took 2 wickets.
The Kiwis really look clueless in front of an indomitable force like Australia. Amelia Kerr top-scored with 47 runs. It seems like they are really missing the valuable services of their skipper, Sophie Devine. The dead rubber between Australia Women and New Zealand Women will be taking place on the 10th of April.
New Zealand Women:
Sophie Devine missed out on the first couple of ODIs as she was unwell. Her replacement Lauren Down played well in the first game but got out for a duck in the 2nd game.
There are no injury updates as of now. We will let you know if there are any. Jess Jonassen and Alyssa Healy are the women to watch out for.
New Zealand Women: 21
Australia Women: 25
Players to watch out for
Runs: 3094| 50s: 28| HS: 112*
Runs: 4105| 50s: 22| HS: 137*
Runs: 1881| 50s: 12| HS: 133
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, Leigh Kasperek, 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