Australia is only one win away from a world file run of 21 straight ODI wins after captain Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten century in a file run chase towards New Zealand to seal the Rose Bowl collection.
Lanning hit a boundary off the ultimate ball to convey up her 14th one-day century and go the White Ferns goal of 252 because the Aussies notched their twentieth consecutive win in Brisbane on Monday.
They’re now only one win in need of the world file set by the Australian males’s crew 17 years in the past and have the possibility to equal the mark within the remaining match of the collection at Allan Border Area on Wednesday.
Needing a file run chase at Allan Border Area – the earlier finest was 229 in 2017 towards England – the Aussies cruising to a snug win when Lanning and Rachael Haynes placed on 117 for the second wicket.
The guests additionally misplaced strike bowler Lea Tahuhu to a again pressure after simply 13 overs.
However when Haynes departed, the Kiwis made inroads into the center order, with Amelia Kerr taking three wickets – together with Sophie Molineux and Ash Gardner off consecutive balls – and the Aussies all of a sudden seemed shaky.
Then in simply her second match, Annabel Sutherland steadied the ship with Lanning, taking Australia inside eight runs of victory earlier than being dismissed for 17.
CLOSING IN ON HISTORY
The Australians can equal the world-record streak with victory within the remaining match of the Rose Bowl collection on Wednesday and whereas they’re conscious of the mark, Lanning stated it might be like some other recreation.
“We exit to win each recreation that we play and it’ll be no totally different on Wednesday,” she stated.
“We haven’t spoken concerning the file as a bunch, clearly we’re conscious of it, it’s been within the media and spoken a couple of good bit and it’s a pleasant place to be in.
“Hopefully we are able to end off the collection properly, we’ve been ready to do this properly over the previous three years and never let sides again in, so we’ll actually be wanting to do this on Wednesday.”
Lanning tweaked her hamstring early within the run chase on Monday whereas batting with Haynes however stated it might not forestall her from taking part in on Wednesday.
With countrywoman Suzie Bates dominated out of the rest of the collection after injuring her shoulder in Saturday’s opening one-dayer, Kiwi captain Sophie Devine opened the batting and put the White Ferns in a robust place after half-century partnerships with each Natalie Dodd (34 off 59) and Amy Satterthwaite (69 off 73).
Devine introduced up her 50 off 67 balls and pushed on to file a profession excessive towards Australia, falling for 79 (115) after trying to play throughout the road towards Jess Jonassen, getting a prime edge that popped as much as Rachael Haynes for a easy catch.
Her innings set the platform to permit the Kiwis to swing freely late to push over 250 and she or he made an impression with the ball as properly, taking the important thing wickets of Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes.
“It’s a humorous one, it was a delightful day for me personally but it surely doesn’t actually imply something when you’ll be able to’t assist the crew recover from the road,” Devine stated.
“Me and Nat Dodd had an excellent begin on the prime of the order and she or he’s proven that she’s class there, so I used to be actually proud of the beginning we had and we laid an excellent platform to come back in and end the job off.
“I believed 250 was a profitable rating, with the ball we simply didn’t keep at it lengthy sufficient.”
Meg Lanning 101* (96):
– 14th ODI century; subsequent most in Girls’s ODIs is Suzie Bates (10)
– ninth ODI century in a run chase; subsequent most in WODIs is Amy Satterthwaite (4)
– 951 runs @ 105.66 in WODI run chases v NZ; with 6 centuries
Australia’s twentieth consecutive WODI win #AUSvNZ 🇦🇺
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JONASSEN’S LATE HAUL
Jess Jonassen and her fellow spinners dominated the White Ferns within the opening match of the collection on Saturday but it surely was not till late within the innings that the Queensland left-arm orthodox made her mark.
It was Jonassen that broke by to say the essential wicket of Kiwi captain Sophie Devine within the thirty ninth over, breaking a 93-run partnership within the course of.
And she or he completed her spell with a flurry, claiming three wickets in her remaining over to complete with the very best of the bowling figures at 4-36.
Jonassen’s triple was adopted by two wickets from Megan Schutt within the fiftieth over, with New Zealand dropping 4-2 to complete simply shy of posting a complete to problem Australia.