New Zealand women's cricket team in Australia in 2020–21

The New Zealand women's cricket team played against Australia women's cricket team in September 2020 and October 2020.[1][2] The tour consisted of three Women's One Day Internationals (WODIs) and three Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is).[3][4] On 21 August 2020, Cricket Australia named a 18-member combined squad for the fixtures.[5] New Zealand Cricket confirmed their squad one week later, with their former captain Amy Satterthwaite returning to the side.[6]

  Flag of Australia.svg Flag of New Zealand.svg
  Australia women New Zealand women
Dates 26 September – 7 October 2020
Captains Meg Lanning[n 1] Sophie Devine
One Day International series
Results Australia women won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Rachael Haynes (222) Amy Satterthwaite (111)
Most wickets Jess Jonassen (8) Amelia Kerr (6)
Player of the series Rachael Haynes (Aus)
Twenty20 International series
Results Australia women won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Ashleigh Gardner (90) Amy Satterthwaite (69)
Most wickets Delissa Kimmince (6) Sophie Devine (4)
Player of the series Ashleigh Gardner (Aus)

Originally, the WT20I matches were scheduled to be played in Sydney, with the WODI matches taking place in Queensland.[7] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a revised schedule was issued, with all the matches taking place at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, using biosecure protocols.[8] The New Zealand team departed for the tour on 9 September 2020.[9]

Australia won the first two WT20I matches to take an unassailable series lead.[10] It was also Australia's tenth consecutive bilateral series win against all teams in the format.[11] New Zealand won the final WT20I match by five wickets, with Australia taking the series 2–1.[12] It was New Zealand's first win in thirteen matches across all formats against Australia.[13] Australia also won the first two WODI matches to win the series, with their captain Meg Lanning scoring her 14th century in the format in the second match.[14] Australia won the third WODI to win the series 3–0,[15] equalling the winning streak in ODIs of 21 matches, set by Ricky Ponting's team of 2002–03.[16]

SquadsEdit

WODIs WT20Is
  Australia[17]   New Zealand[18]   Australia[19]   New Zealand[20]

Australia's Ellyse Perry was initially ruled out of the first game of the three-match T20I series, due to hamstring injury she suffered during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.[21] On 29 September 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that Perry had been ruled out of the series due to her ongoing injury.[22] New Zealand's Suzie Bates was ruled out of the final two WODI matches, due to shoulder injury.[23]

Practice matchEdit

Prior to the international matches, the teams played a one-off 40 over warm-up, with Australia Women winning by 11 runs.[24] Following the match, the teams also played a practice Super Over, with New Zealand Women winning by five runs.[25]

24 September 2020
Scorecard
Australia  
8/247 (40 overs)
v
  New Zealand
236 (38.1 overs)
Beth Mooney 80 (86)
Holly Huddleston 2/23 (5 overs)
Sophie Devine 89 (73)
Sophie Molineux 5/29 (7 overs)
Australia Women won by 11 runs
Allan Border Field, Brisbane

WT20I seriesEdit

1st WT20IEdit

26 September 2020
13:50
Scorecard
Australia  
6/138 (20 overs)
v
  New Zealand
7/121 (20 overs)
Ashleigh Gardner 61 (41)
Sophie Devine 3/18 (4 overs)
Suzie Bates 33 (38)
Megan Schutt 4/23 (4 overs)
Australia Women won by 17 runs
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Donovan Koch (Aus) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Ashleigh Gardner (Aus)

2nd WT20IEdit

27 September 2020
13:45
Scorecard
New Zealand  
128 (19.2 overs)
v
  Australia
2/129 (16.4 overs)
Amy Satterthwaite 30 (25)
Delissa Kimmince 3/21 (3 overs)  
Rachael Haynes 40* (31)
Amelia Kerr 1/19 (3 overs)
Australia Women won by 8 wickets
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Michael Graham-Smith (Aus) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Sophie Molineux (Aus)

3rd WT20IEdit

30 September 2020
13:45
Scorecard
Australia  
7/123 (20 overs)
v
  New Zealand
5/125 (19.3 overs)
Ashleigh Gardner 29 (21)
Amelia Kerr 2/18 (4 overs)
Amy Satterthwaite 30 (25)
Georgia Wareham 2/19 (3 overs)
New Zealand Women won by 5 wickets
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Michael Graham-Smith (Aus) and Donovan Koch (Aus)
Player of the match: Amelia Kerr (NZ)
  • New Zealand Women won the toss and elected to field.

WODI seriesEdit

1st WODIEdit

3 October 2020
10:10
Scorecard
New Zealand  
180 (49.1 overs)
v
  Australia
3/181 (33.4 overs)
Maddy Green 35 (49)
Georgia Wareham 2/23 (10 overs)
Meg Lanning 62* (70)
Rosemary Mair 2/21 (7 overs)
Australia Women won by 7 wickets
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Michael Graham-Smith (Aus) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Georgia Wareham (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to field.
  • Annabel Sutherland (Aus) made her WODI debut.
  • Meg Lanning (Aus) scored her 1,000th run in WODIs against New Zealand.[30]

2nd WODIEdit

5 October 2020
10:10
Scorecard
New Zealand  
9/252 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
6/255 (45.1 overs)
Sophie Devine 79 (115)
Jess Jonassen 4/36 (10 overs)
Meg Lanning 101* (96)
Amelia Kerr 3/47 (10 overs)
Australia Women won by 4 wickets
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Michael Graham-Smith (Aus) and Donovan Koch (Aus)
Player of the match: Meg Lanning (Aus)
  • Australia Women won the toss and elected to field.

3rd WODIEdit

7 October 2020
10:10
Scorecard
Australia  
5/325 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
93 (27 overs)
Rachael Haynes 96 (104)
Amelia Kerr 3/50 (10 overs)
Amy Satterthwaite 41 (49)
Sophie Molineux 2/2 (2 overs)
Australia Women won by 232 runs
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Donovan Koch (Aus) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Rachael Haynes (Aus)
  • New Zealand Women won the toss and elected to field.
  • In terms of runs, this was Australia's biggest win against New Zealand in WODIs.[31]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rachael Haynes captained Australia Women for the third WODI.

ReferencesEdit

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