The tournament favorites Australia defeat New Zealand in the 11th match of the ICC Women’s world cup at Wellington. New Zealand women were outplayed by the baggy green team in batting, bowling, and fielding.
The host team New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Basin Reserve. New Zealand dominated the powerplay as they restricted Australia to 38 runs for the loss of one wicket as Healy failed to deliver. Meg Lanning dismissed was dismissed early by Hayley Jansen.
Haynes perished as she was cleaned up by Tahuhu. Australia was in a spot of bother at 56/3 and in came experienced Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney rebuilt the innings with a 57 run partnership.
Amelia Kerr broke the partnership as the duo were looking dangerous. The Australian middle and lower order were tasked with dismantling the New Zealand bowling lineup. Tahlia McGrath and Ellyse Perry scored quickfire fifties. Perry scored 68 runs with 6 fours and one six.
McGrath scored 57 runs in 56 balls. Ashleigh Gardner who missed the first two matches due to illness returned to the playing 11 and went bonkers scoring 47 runs in 18 balls with 4 fours and four sixes. Australia end their innings at 269 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Australia make it three in three
New Zealand lost their momentum in the latter half of the first innings and the Australian new ball bowlers were bang on target. Ellyse Perry dismissed the informed Sophie Devine for 6 runs, which started the black caps’ downfall.
Darcie Brown dismissed the top inform batters Suzie Bates and Amelia Kerr. Ammy Satterthwaite was the lone warrior with 44 runs. None of the New Zealand batsman were able to face the Aussie bowlers. Darcie Brown was dominant of them all as she picked 3 wickets for 22 runs in 7 overs. Ellyse Perry was adjudged player of the match for her match winning 67 and one wicket with the ball.
It was nice to rebuild with Mooney. We built some momentum and finish well. I thought it was a good wicket but NZ bowled really well. It actually set up pretty well for me bowling into the breeze. Darcie bowled really well. I have been working very hard. As a quick bowling group, we spend a lot of time together.Ellyse Perry