Australia Girls 7 for 247 (Perry 107*, Healy 46, Mooney 42, Kerr Three-30) beat New Zealand 152 (Devine 47, Jonassen 5-27) by 95 runs
Australia maintained greater than 20 years of dominance of their Rose Bowl encounters with New Zealand as Ellyse Perry and Jess Jonassen led the hosts to a blistering 95-run victory at Karen Rolton Oval that sealed the sequence with one match to play.
Perry fashioned the backbone of Australia’s innings after they had been despatched in by New Zealand’s captain Amy Satterthwaite, shrugging off an early wobble at Three for 85 to type a crucial stand price 98 with Beth Mooney earlier than accelerating grandly within the remaining overs to notch her first ever ODI century.
The New Zealand reply, having fallen a mere 5 runs in need of Australia within the sequence opener in Perth, seemed to be on the right track as Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine arrange a greater than helpful platform at 2 for 93 within the 21st over.
Nevertheless, Jonassen intervened with the important thing wicket of Devine, lbw on the again foot to a ball that skidded by way of straight, and thereafter the left-arm spinner loved the most effective ODI bowling day of her profession, scooping 5 for 27 because the vacationers fell a good distance in need of their goal on a heat afternoon in Adelaide.
Thins had begun much more promisingly for New Zealand, with the early progress of Australia contained by the lack of common wickets that prevented any partnerships of observe whereas Rachel Haynes, Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy all fell inside the primary 23 overs.
Perry, recognized for her desire to construct an innings steadily earlier than shifting by way of the gears in a while, was thus left with loads of overs during which to bat, however wanted to search out an ally able to turning the strike over.
Mooney, so very important within the Brisbane Warmth’s WBBL remaining victory over Perry’s Sydney Sixers earlier within the season, supplied exactly this type of supporting act, permitting the Australians to construct to what seemed to be a super platform coming into the ultimate 10 overs.
Amelia Kerr gave the innings a determined twist when she discovered a well past Mooney, Elyse Villani and Ashleigh Gardner within the area of 4 balls, however Jonassen supplied very important assist to Perry within the closing overs because the pair raised a stand of 44 in 35 balls.
Assured as she reached the cusp of 100, Perry was nonetheless lucky to succeed in the milestone, as her aerial hit out to deep midwicket burst by way of the fingers of Anna Peterson earlier than scuttling away to the boundary to imply she has now scored a century in each Exams and ODIs for Australia.
In pursuit, Suzie Bates was gone early on when she dragged an exultant Perry onto the stumps, however Satterthwaite and Devine appeared very a lot to be giving New Zealand the prospect of levelling the sequence.
Jonassen, although, had different concepts, plucking 5 wickets whereas Satterthwaite was fired out by an amazing flat throw from Villani because the visiting captain was concerned in a mix-up between the wickets with Hayley Jensen.
Ultimately, the Australians had been toasting a match and sequence victory with greater than 12 overs to spare, that means they’ve retained the Rose Bowl each time since 1999.