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Australia Australia beats New Zealand by 21 runs to secure Rose Bowl ODI clean sweep

17:42  10 april  2021
17:42  10 april  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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Australia has powered to a 3-0 clean sweep of the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand, defending 7-149 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 White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite, Australia coasted to 0-73 off 10 overs before its innings was rocked by New Zealand spinner Leigh Kasperek.

Kasperek threatened to halt Australia's world record at 23 wins with a triple-wicket maiden on her way to figures of 3-24.

The 29-year-old claimed leading run scorer 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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Kasperek also took two catches, following on from her stunning 6-46 in the second ODI.

Ellyse Perry survived the hat-trick ball but followed shortly after for just 13, with Australia captain Meg Lanning (15) also unable to anchor the innings home.

The result was a surprisingly tepid total from Lanning's side, who had been imperious in two previous wins to seal the series.

From that point, the only doubt hovering over their winning streak was the return of rain, with New Zealand never threatening to reach the run-a-ball required as the Australian squeeze began from the outset.

Megan Schutt (2-22) had 1-1 from her opening two overs, while spinners Jess Jonassen (1-14), Gardner (1-26) and Georgia Wareham (2-25) kept the White Ferns at arm's length.

Lea Tahuhu (21 not out) and Satterthwaite (20) top scored as the home side limped to 9-128 in their run chase.

The Australian squad will head back across the Tasman on Sunday morning.

Lanning's team drew their T20 series 1-1 after the Eden Park decider was washed out, before the successful Rose Bowl defence and capture of the world-record for the longest run of international wins in any format.

That run now stands at 24.

It will be tested by the visit of India to kick off the next international summer, and the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand for which Australia will be favourites.

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