Australia’s women cricket team surpassed the world record created by their male counterparts on Sunday and set a new world record. Now the women’s cricket team of Australia holds the record for the most consecutive wins in ODIs. The team created this history by playing against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
A new beginning for the women’s team
Meg Lanning led team overshadowed the record set by Ricky Ponting and the team in 2003. Since then, no team had been able to touch this record, let alone break the same. But coincidentally, the record for most consecutive wins in the ODIs still goes to Australia. It’s just that the record doesn’t belong to the men’s team now. This record was equaled by the women’s team back in October and on Sunday they finally surpassed their male counterparts.
Great game by Australia
Australians were chasing the target of 213 to win which they comfortably completed in 39 overs and etched their names in history. Ashleigh Gardner collected the winning runs for the team with a six off Amelia Kerr and with this hit she completed her tally of 53 runs.
Alyssa Healy, the opener of the Australian team made the maximum runs, 65 off 68 balls but had to go back to the pavilion when she was caught and bowled by Kerr. Ellyse Perry stayed on the ground till the end and finished with unbeaten 56 runs.
Megan Schutt claimed 4 wickets for 32 runs which is incredible and she did this in 9 overs which makes it even more impressive/ Nicola Carrey supported her teammate taking 3 wickets for 34 runs.
New Zealand couldn’t make it
New Zealand got to bat first but they started slow. Hayley Jensen was already out before New Zealand had managed to score any runs. Lauren Down and Kerr pulled the team to a stable position with a 90-run partnership but the opener eventually lost her wicket leaving New Zealand on 168 for 5.
New Zealand had lost all its wickets on 212. Rosemary Mair was sent back while New Zealand was still left with 7 balls. This all turned out to be great for Australia as the team did not only win a match but created a world record.