After a fierce contest between the Trans-Tasman rivals in the first ODI, Australia Women are set to host the White Ferns for the second ODI at Adelaide. The home side emerged victorious in the first encounter by five runs. After an ordinary batting performance, the Australian Women bowled well to go 1-0 in the three-match series. New Zealand looked needs to bounce back in the upcoming match to stay alive in the series.

Australia played like a unit in the opening ODI, and it was a complete team effort which took them over the line in the final over. The hosts managed to post 241 runs on the board in the first innings when asked to bat first. Rachel Haynes played some beautiful shots to dominate the game in the initial stages. Ashleigh Gardner and Jess Jonassen came along to stitch another crucial partnership down the order after the southpaw got out for 67(80). Decent contribution from the tailenders made sure that Australia posted an average score of 240 plus runs. Their bowlers took the responsibility to restrict the visitors under the target. The player of the Match, Jess Jonassen, bowled a great spell to bag four wickets in the second innings. Megan Schutt and Ellyse Perry took two wickets each to give the home side much needed early breakthroughs. Australia would be eyeing to seal the series in the upcoming ODI in Adelaide.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be desperate for a win in this crunch match to keep their hopes alive. The White Ferns fell short by just five runs in the first ODI and missed out a crucial win. Having won the toss, the visitors elected to field first in WACA. The bowling department did an excellent job to restrict the hosts under 250 after a good start. Sophie Devine & Co made sure that they kept picking wickets at a regular time. Amy Satterthwaite starred in the second innings with the bat along with Katie Perkins(48) to turn the tie exciting. New Zealand’s skipper played an exceptional knock of 92 runs under pressure but failed to take her team over the line. The White Ferns could manage to score only 236-9 in their quota of 50 overs. The visitors would be hoping to bounce back in this must-win game.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time:  6:20 AM IST

Venue Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

League: New Zealand Women tour of Australia, 2019

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

Team News

 

Australia Women:

  • Sophie Molineux has been ruled out of the ODI series due to a shoulder injury.
  • Delissa Kimmince will replace her in the playing XI.
  • They will go with the same playing XI as the last game.

New Zealand Women:

  • The squad has named the same squad that played against India

 

Squads

 

Australia Women – Georgia Wareham, Elyse Villani, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince, Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy(WK), Ashleigh Gardner, Lauren Cheatle, Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning

New Zealand Women – Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Katie Perkins, Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite, Leigh Kasperek, Rosemary Mair, Hayley Jensen, Maddy Green

Key Players

Australia Women

  • Rachael Haynes
  • Jess Jonassen
  • Ellyse Perry

New Zealand Women

  • Amy Satterthwaite
  • Suzie Bates
  • Sophie Devine

 

Probable Playing 11

 

Australia Women– Healy(WK), Haynes, Lanning(C), Perry, Villani, Mooney, Gardner, Jonassen, Wareham, Schutt and Carey

New Zealand Women – Bates, Devine, Down, Satterthwaite (WK), Perkins, Martin, Kerr, Kasperek, Jensen, Tahuhu, and Mair.

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

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