Australia claim ODI series win over NZ | Daily News

Australia claim ODI series win over NZ

Rachael Haynes plays a shot
Rachael Haynes plays a shot

Australia extended their One-Day International (ODI) winning streak to 23 matches with a 71-run win over New Zealand to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare.

Set 272 for victory, New Zealand were bowled out for 200, left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen taking three for 29.

Amelia Kerr top scored for the hosts with 47 in Tauranga but they lost seven for 80 after Kerr fell to Jonassen.

Australia had posted 271 for seven from their 50 overs, built on Rachael Haynes’ 87. It is an 18th consecutive bilateral ODI series victory for Australia’s women.

They have not lost a one-day series since they were beaten by England in 2013 and they have not lost a series to New Zealand since 1999.

Australia underperformed with the bat, despite 87 from Haynes, as off-spinner Leigh Kasperek took a career-best six for 46.

However, the White Ferns were reduced to seven for two after just nine balls and struggled against Australia’s accurate bowling. The final match of the series takes place in Tauranga on Saturday.

Chief scores

Australia: 271/7 in 50 overs (Haynes 87, Lanning 49, Kasperek 6/46)

New Zealand: 200 in 45 overs overs (A. Kerr 47, Jonassen 3/29). (BBC)