Australia dominates New Zealand with the ball to extend record streak

  • Australia completes the Rose Bowl clean sweep
  • Alyssa Healy takes player of the match honours for her 46 runs
  • Megan Schutt is player of the series

Australia have powered to a clean sweep the Rose Bowl against New Zealand, defending 149-7 to win by 21 runs in a rain-affected third ODI. Mount Maunganui was soaked by rain on Saturday before umpires gave a surprising go-ahead for a 25-over contest.

Sent in by Kiwi skipper Amy Satterthwaite, Australia coasted to 73-0 off 10 overs before an over to cripple their innings from Leigh Kasperek. Kasperek threatened to put an end to Australia’s world-record streak of 23 wins with a triple-wicket maiden on her way to 3-24. The 29-year-old claimed leading runscorer Alyssa Healy (46), caught slogging to long-on and had Ashleigh Gardner (1) stumped before Rachael Haynes chopped on for a golden duck.

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