Delissa Kimmince’s three-wicket haul and Rachael Haynes’ 40-run knock helped Australia defeat New Zealand by eight wickets within the second T20I of the three-match sequence on Sunday on the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. With this win, Australia have gained a 2-Zero unassailable lead within the three-match sequence. Both sides will now play in opposition to one another within the third and ultimate T20I on Wednesday, September 30. Chasing 129, Australia bought off to a flier as openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney placed on 50 runs inside the primary 5 overs, however lastly, the onslaught was ended by New Zealand’s Lea Tahuhu as she dismissed Healy (33) within the fifth over.
Soon after, Mooney (24) was additionally despatched again to the pavilion by Amelia Kerr within the eighth over, decreasing Australia to 64/2, nonetheless 65 runs away from the goal.
In the tip, Meg Lanning and Haynes ensured that Australia didn’t endure from any extra hiccups. The duo placed on an unbeaten stand of 65 runs to take Australia over the road by eight wickets with 20 balls to spare. Haynes and Lanning remained unbeaten on 40 and 26 respectively.
Earlier, a spirited bowling efficiency helped Australia bundle out New Zealand for simply 128 within the allotted 20 overs.
After opting to bat first, New Zealand bought off to a poor begin because the aspect misplaced Sophie Devine (9) and Maddy Green (7) with simply 16 runs on the board.
Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite revived the innings for New Zealand because the duo placed on 49 runs for the third wicket, however Georgia Wareham bought Australia again into the match with back-to-back wickets of Satterthwaite (30) and Hayley Jensen (7), decreasing New Zealand to 80/four within the 12th over.
New Zealand stored on shedding wickets at common intervals and consequently, the aspect was bowled out beneath the 130-run mark. For Australia, Wareham and Delissa Kimmince scalped three wickets every.
Brief Scores: Australia 129/2 (Rachael Haynes 40*, Alyssa Healy 33, Amelia Kerr 1-19) defeat New Zealand 128/10 (Amy Satterthwaite 30, Suzie Bates 22, Delissa Kimmince 3-21) by eight wickets.
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