Yet again, it was Australia, who dominated in the field during the second ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand (AUSW vs NZW). The hosts have been fantastic with the ball and knocking the ball out of the park with ease while chasing. Now, both teams will lock horns in the third game, which can either be a whitewash for hosts or consolation victory for New Zealand.
Surprisingly, Australian bowlers failed to get wickets with the new ball, as Devine was brilliant with the bat. However, they made a good comeback with their spinners making things happen in the middle. Jonassen was fantastic in the death, which restricted Kiwis from scoring over 300. In reply, Meg Lanning’s century helped Australia seal the series.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 3rd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Match Details
The third match of the series is to be played at Allan Border Field, on 5th October 2020. The match is scheduled to start at 5:40 Am in IST (1:50 PM Local).
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 3rd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Pitch Report
The wicket at Derby has always been sportive, giving assistance to both bowlers and the batsmen. Spinners will have a role to play while batsmen need to be careful with their shot-making. All in all, a good game is on the cards.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 3rd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Full Squads
Australia Women: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Annabel Sutherland, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Maitlan Brown, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham and Belinda Vakarewa
New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (C), Amy Satterthwaite, Natalie Dodd, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Suzie Bates, Rosemary Mair, Jess Watkin, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Deanna Doughty, Holly Huddleston, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe and Lea Tahuhu.
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 3rd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Predicted XI
Australia – Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
New Zealand – Sophie Devine (c), Natalie Dodd, Amy Satterthwaite, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin (wk), Katie Perkins, Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair, Lea Tahuhu
New Zealand Women Tour Of Australia: 3rd ODI, AUSW vs NZW – Fantasy Tips
Despite missing Perry, Australia displayed high-quality skills on the other nights. Openers have been brilliant while Lanning continued her blistering form with the bat. In bowling, all bowlers shared wickets’ column, which shows the capability of the bench strength. Most likely, they remain unchanged.
Kiwis got a major jolt with Bates suffering a shoulder injury and will miss the remaining matches in the ongoing series. In her absence, Devine will have a lot of work to do alongside young women. They need to pull themselves up in the bowling department and if they can do that, Australia would have their work cut out. As usual, Bates will be their senior pro to deliver.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Devine, M Lanning, Molineux
Vice-captain – Mooney, Gardner