Aussie ladies match Ponting-era record with 21 straight wins

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The Australian ladies’s workforce beat New Zealand by 232 runs Wednesday to record its 21st consecutive win in one-day worldwide cricket and equal a world mark set by Ricky Ponting’s Australian males’s workforce in 2003.

The Australian ladies haven’t been crushed in an ODI since shedding to England on Oct. 29, 2017. The successful streak began in India in March 2018 and likewise included collection wins over Pakistan, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

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Regular captain Meg Lanning, who missed Wednesday’s game due to a hamstring harm sustained whereas scoring an unbeaten century in Australia’s series-clinching win on Monday, mentioned her workforce needed to cap off the Rose Bowl collection and attain the milestone 21 with an emphatic win.

“It’s nice to finish off with a big win today,” Lanning mentioned as she accepted the trophy. “It’s a really special effort, especially over a long period of time. 

“To win 21 on the trot is a great effort and something we’re really proud of.”

Despite the absence of Lanning and star allrounder Ellyse Perry, who missed the collection due to harm, the Australians still raced to their largest win over New Zealand.

Australia’s complete of 325-5 just about took the sport away from New Zealand, which wanted the most important victorious chase in ladies’s ODI historical past to safe an unlikely victory.

Stand-in captain Rachael Haynes led the plan, posting 96 from 104 balls and sharing a 144-run opening stand with Alyssa Healy, who scored a run-a-ball 87 together with 13 boundaries and a six.

The New Zealanders had been bowled out for 93 in 27 overs, with just Amy Satterthwaite (41) and Maddy Green (22) reaching double figures after skipper Sophie Devine was dismissed by Megan Schutt within the first over for a first-ball duck. Schutt, Jessica Jonassen, Ash Gardner and Sophie Molineaux every took two wickets apiece.

Unlike Australia’s win over India within the ladies’s Twenty20 World Cup concluding in March, with greater than 86,000 followers on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the milestone ODI victory at Allan Border Field on Wednesday drew a crowd of about 300, with the capability restricted by restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some followers soaked up the solar in fold-up chairs close to a green-and-gold banner that study “The history books are rewritten,” and others lazed on the grassy bank below the shade of bushes that hung over the momentary fencing behind the boundary.

Somewhat additional away however still nearby of the wicket sq., Australian quick bowler Mitch Starc was going by means of his paces within the apply nets as his spouse, wicketkeeper Healy, was serving to the Australian ladies’s workforce to victory.

[Attribution HT]

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