Australia’s girls cricketers surpassed their male counterparts on Sunday to set a brand new world report for essentially the most consecutive wins in someday internationals with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Mount Maunganui.
The win, Australia‘s twenty second in a row, means Meg Lanning‘s crew eclipsed the mark set by Ricky Ponting‘s facet in 2003, having equalled the long-standing report again in October.
Set a goal of 213 to win, the Australians rattled off the required complete in slightly below 39 overs to safe a snug victory.
Ashleigh Gardner introduced up the profitable runs when she smashed a six off Amelia Kerr on her technique to a private tally of 53 not out, as her crew set the brand new world benchmark.
Opener Alyssa Healy prime scored for Australia with 65 runs from 68 balls earlier than she was caught and bowled by Kerr, whereas Ellyse Perry additionally completed unbeaten on 56 runs.
Megan Schutt was the decide of Australia’s bowlers as she claimed 4 for 32 in 9 overs whereas Nicola Carey backed her up, taking three wickets for 34 runs.
The New Zealanders opened the batting however made a sluggish begin, with Hayley Jensen falling earlier than the house facet managed to attain any runs.
With Lauren Down anchoring, they steadied themselves and, after a 90-run partnership for the third wicket with Kerr, the opener finally fell for 90 with New Zealand on 168 for five.
New Zealand have been all bowled out for 212 when Rosemary Mair was dismissed with seven balls remaining, leaving the Australians with a goal they surpassed with relative ease.