On Sunday, Australia Women set a new world record in international cricket by defeating New Zealand Women by six wickets at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui in the first one-day international. With the victory, Australia surpassed Ricky Ponting’s Australian men’s team from 2003 for the most consecutive wins in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Australia won for the 22nd time in a row over New Zealand. The Australian women’s cricket team hasn’t lost an ODI match since October 2017.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) April 4, 2021
Ricky Ponting’s Australia had won 21 straight One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in 2003.
Australia’s record-breaking streak began in March 2018, when they defeated India 3-0 in an ODI series. They’ve since defeated Pakistan (3-0), New Zealand (3-0), England (3-0), West Indies (3-0), Sri Lanka (3-0), and New Zealand (3-0), and now lead the three-match series in New Zealand 1-0.
Australia's world record ODI winning streak from March 12, 2018 to today:— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) April 4, 2021
vs India 3-0
vs Pakistan 3-0
vs New Zealand 3-0
vs England 3-0
vs West Indies 3-0
vs Sri Lanka 3-0
vs New Zealand 3-0
vs New Zealand 1-0@AusWomenCricket | #NZvAUS pic.twitter.com/rcF3ta7Eyl
New Zealand Women set Australia a target of 213 when they batted on Sunday in Mount Maunganui.
Lauren is the first to speak. Down led the way for the visitors with a 134-ball 90. As New Zealand reached 159/2 in 37 overs, captain Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr both contributed 32 and 33 runs.
New Zealand, on the other hand, suffered a stunning collapse following Kerr’s exit, being bowled out for 212 in 48.5 overs.
Megan Schutt was the most effective of the Australian bowlers, taking four wickets and conceding just 32 runs in nine overs.
Australia’s chase didn’t get off to the best start, with Rachael Haynes (14) and skipper Meg Lanning (5) both crashing cheaply. Alyssa Healy, on the other side, hit a 68-ball 65 to put the visitors in charge.
Ellyse Perry batted patiently for 56 runs, while Ashleigh Gardner’s unbeaten 53 off 41 balls featured three sixes and four fours as Australia met the target in 38.3 overs.