The Australian Women’s Cricket Team defeated the New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team by a huge margin of 232 runs in the One Day International match on Wednesday. The Australian women’s cricket team batted first and scored 325 for five in 50 overs, in reply New Zealand women’s cricket team were all out for 93 runs in 27 overs.
With this victory, the Australian women’s cricket team also equalled a huge record of Ricky Ponting’s time. Australia has recorded the ‘record of winning the most ODI international matches in ODIs’, and now the Australian women’s team has equalled it.
The Australian Men’s team had won 21 consecutive matches between 11 January 2003 and 24 May 2003, the team was led by Ricky Ponting at the time. The Australian women’s team has not lost any ODI since losing to England on 29 October 2017. They started their winning campaign with a win against India and meanwhile won series against Pakistan, England, West Indies and New Zealand.
Opening captain Rachel Haynes who was leading the team in the absence of Meg Lanning scored 96 off 104 balls with the help of ten fours and two sixes and made a brilliant partnership of 144 runs with Alyssa Healy (87 off 87 balls, 13 fours, one six) for the first wicket.
In response, New Zealand collapsed on mere 93 runs. For NZ, only Amy Satterthwaite (41) and Maddy Green (22) could score more than 10 runs. Captain Sophie Devine was dismissed on the first ball of the first over. Australia thus swept the series 3–0.
“Our bowlers made it really difficult to score. It was nice to finish like that,” said Lanning after winning the trophy.
On the record, she says they are “very proud” of being able to stitch this streak together across the course of three years.