NZ WOMEN TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2019
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Jess Jonassen took four for 43 from her 10 overs. © Getty
Spinning all-rounder Jess Jonassen’s heroics shone vivid as Australia Girls prevailed over New Zealand Girls in a last-ball end on the WACA floor in Perth on Friday (February 22).
Amy Satterthwaite produced a combating knock of 92 to take the sport deep however her dismissal within the penultimate over left the guests with 19 to get off the final 9 deliveries. Veteran Megan Schutt held her composure to take Australia throughout the road.
Earlier within the day, New Zealand acquired off to a superb begin after opting to bowl as they acquired the large wickets of Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and skipper Meg Lanning inside the primary 15 overs of the innings. Opener Rachael Haynes tried to carry the innings along with a fluent half century, however the disciplined bowling assault saved chipping away on the wickets. Ashleigh Gardener (34 off 36) and Jonassen’s (36 off 32) very important late contributions pushed the overall previous the 240-run-mark.
The scalps had been evenly shared by all of the bowlers with solely Leigh Kasperek returning wicketless however even she was extraordinarily economical. Sophie Devine was the simplest of the lot with a three-wicket haul with Rosemary Mair and Hayley Jensen offering in a position help. Leg spinner Amelia Kerr additionally helped herself to a few wickets to cap an affordable bowling efficiency although New Zealand did let the hosts off the hook a bit on the finish.
In reply, New Zealand additionally misplaced three wickets inside the primary 15 overs, together with the large ones of Devine and Suzie Bates with Schutt and Perry bowling incisive new-ball spells. Nonetheless, Satterthwaite remained unfazed and chugged alongside, stitching helpful stands with Katey Martin after which Katie Perkins to place the innings again on monitor. At 188/four within the 42nd over, it was the White Ferns’ sport to lose they usually did simply that.
After her priceless late blitz with the bat, Jonassen ripped by means of the decrease center order, leaving Satterthwaite in need of companions. Few of the photographs defied logic too with the required run fee not that threatening at that time. The White Ferns skipper did not lavatory down and tried to complete it off on her personal however that wasn’t to be.
Finally, 18 off the final over towards the expertise of Schutt was all the time going to be a couple of too many, particularly with the tail on the crease. 11 did come off the primary 4 balls together with two boundaries however Schutt ensured that there would not be any heists. Wareham and Gardener additionally chipped in with miserly spells for the hosts as they managed to squeeze their solution to a slender win.
Temporary cores: Australia Girls 241 all out in 49.four overs (Haynes 69, Jonassen 36, Devine three/32) beat New Zealand Girls 236/9 in 50 overs (Satterthwaite 92, Perkins 48, Jonassen four/43) by 5 runs