New Zealand Women Cruise to World Twenty20 Success Against Australia

The New Zealand women cruised to victory with 22 balls remaining in the World Twenty20 match against Australia in Nagpur. Australia was hit by a six-wicket defeat.

“It was expected to be a tricky chase on a turning pitch but Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates, the captain, shared a 58-run opening stand and New Zealand never looked back.”

“The off-spinner Leigh Kasperek and slow-medium Morna Nielsen bowled the opening eight overs of the match and the decision by Bates proved a masterstroke.”

“It was a performance so convincing that it sent an ominous warning to the Australians that their three-title dynasty of World T20 triumphs is under serious threat”, as reported on Fox Sports.

“New Zealand’s White Ferns also beat the Southern Stars 2-1 in a Twenty20 series last month and are now shaping as favourites to end Australia’s run of three consecutive World Cup wins in this format.”

Article Source: The Guardian, March 21, 2016

Image Source: Twitter –  White Ferns

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