Australia’s women have sealed the ongoing three-match ODI series against England women after winning the second ODI by 71 runs on Wednesday. With this win, Meg Lanning and Co. have registered their 23rd straight win, maintaining their dominance in the limited over’s format.
Leigh Kasperek’s six-wicket haul in the first innings went in vain as New Zealand fell short of 71 runs in the end. Australia had a wonderful start in the first innings, stitching an 82-run partnership for the opening wicket before Healy got out for 44.
Skipper Lanning then carried the innings with R Haynes, adding 102 runs for the second wicket. R Haynes top-scored with the bat, scoring 87 runs off 105 balls. Lanning also made a vital contribution of 49 off 51 balls. Australia ended their innings on 271 in 50 overs.
New Zealand, in reply, had the worst possible start to their innings. The White Ferns lost skipper Amy Satterthwaite and Lauren Down for just 7 runs within the first two overs. Jensen as well departed soon as New Zealand found themselves reeling at 76 for 3 in 15 overs.
Amelia Kerr then joined hands with Brooke Halliday to lead New Zealand’s recovery. However, nobody had gone on to play a big inning for them. Kerr made 47 off 70 balls, while Halliday scored 32 runs off 56 balls. In the end, New Zealand could only score 200 runs in 45 balls, thereby losing the game by 71 runs.