New Zealander Lee Casparek took six wickets, but her country eventually lost to Australia by 71 tracks in the second ODI on Wednesday. Australia scored 271/7 watts in first place, and New Zealand was out for 200 in response.
This was the 23rd consecutive victory of ODI in Australia and they took the lead with 2: 0, thus sealing a victory in the ODI series of three matches.
New Zealand was hit early in their pursuit, with opener Lauren Down falling for a duck and captain Amy Satterthwaite being sacked for six runs. Hailey Jenson and Amelia Kerr then led the hosts to 76, after which Australia made it difficult for New Zealand to win. Kerr remained New Zealand’s top scorer with 47 runs.
Australia started a strong start with the first three, releasing 187 tracks in the first 36 overs. Then Kasperek tore the beating line, finishing the inning with figures 6/46. Opener Rachel Haynes was their best goal scorer with 87 escaped 105 balls.
Short results: Australia 271/7 in 50 overs (Rachael Haynes 87, Meg Lanning 49; Leigh Kasperek 6/46) beat New Zealand 200 in 45 overs (Amelia Kerr 47, Brooke Halliday 32; Jess Jonassen 3/29) with 71 runs