Match Details

AUSW vs NZW 3rd Match, WT20 World Cup 2023

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Australia Women won by 97 runs 🏆
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E Carson Logo
E Carson Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
F Jonas Logo
F Jonas Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
A Gardner Logo
A Gardner Jersy



A Gardner

Econ: 4.00
11th Over:
= 3
12th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
= 7
NZWNZW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4329
10 Over 5661
15 Over 10176
AUSWAUSW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4347
10 Over 7773
15 Over 115126
20 Over 179173


Inn 1
Inn 2
That’s a wrap from our side as well. We appreciate your participation from all across the world. On behalf of my co-commentator Srivathsa Vennelaganti and Scorer/Analyst Ashok Dayma, I, Deepak Prakash, am signing off. Please join us for the other fixtures across the world. Until then, Ta-Ta, Bye-Bye.✌✌✌
Meg Lanning | Australia captain: "We are really happy, we knew it will be a challenge. Healy was really good upfront and Perry was incredible to put them under pressure. Taking early wickets always help and picking Devine and Bates early on helped. She has worked really hard to get this point and it is nice to see her doing well [on Ash Gardner]."
Sophie Devine (New Zealand Women Captain): "I think we played pretty poorly throughout the entire game. Australia batted exceptionally effectively, in my opinion. Lea Tahuhu was excellent with the ball, in my opinion. Amelia Kerr was exceptional. However, chasing down 170 was always going to be difficult, and the way we approached it, losing early wickets, was always going to be difficult. But the only way to put it is terribly disappointed. Finding the positives in this game is really vital because the reversal is so swift. So it was incredibly satisfying for us to be able to bowl them out and take wickets. I really believe that you must learn as much as you can from the wicket and the circumstances before continuing. It certainly played a little slower and lower than we had anticipated, but the game is always learning how to adjust."

Ashleigh Gardner (Player of the match): "That, in my opinion, was set up by our batters and afforded us some leeway and freedom with the ball. Just by chance, I arrived and took those wickets in the conclusion. To get up and over the ball and attempt to turn it, I've worked a lot on my wrist position. But the length is more important. Keeping the stumps in play also kept lbw in the conversation because some were bouncing today and some weren't. Because some bowlers were staying up and some were shooting low, the entire bowling unit needed to bowl at that knee roll length in order to keep the stumps in play." 
What a dominant win from Australia. They have begun the defence of their title in ominous fashion.

New Zealand have been bowled out for 76 - their lowest total in a World Cup game. Chasing 174, they lost Suzie Bates early who tried an over-ambitious shot way too early and then when Devine fell later in the opening over, trouble was looming for the White Ferns.

Amelia Kerr tried to fight but the introduction of Ash Gardner ended her innings. The offie finished with 5/12  - her career-best figures as New Zealand slumped from 51/4 to 76 all-out.

The lower middle-order and lower order had no clue to the tricks of Gardner as they capitulated rather meekly.

A crushing defeat for NZ which jolts their NRR severely as well.

Earlier after being put into bat first, Australia got off to a shaky start as they lost their southpaw Beth Mooney in the very first over as she failed to open her account and fell prey to Tahuhu. Meg Lanning joined Alyssa Healy at number three, and the duo started scoring at a brisk pace on the looseners, but their progress was halted when Meg Lanning was cleaned bowled by Amelia Kerr’s unplayable googly and departed after scoring 41 runs. The pair forged a partnership of 70 runs for the second wicket.

Ellyse Perry was in sublime form today as she was striking the ball cleanly and played an electrifying inning of 40 runs off 22 balls, but she failed to bat till the end as she was trapped by Amelia Kerr in front of the stumps.

Australia faced a mini-collapse at the cue end of the inning but managed to post 173 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.

Stay tuned for the post-match presentation...
13.6 A Gardner to E Carson
W WICKET!! That's it, New Zealand Women have been bundled out for a paltry 76 runs!! Length ball turns into the middle and leg stump sharply. Carson on the back foot plays the wrong line and the ball thuds on the pad. A loud appeal and the umpire raises the finger straightaway. Gardner gets her fifer, and Australia thumped White Ferns by 97 runs!  
13.5 A Gardner to E Carson
0 Tosses it up on the off. Carson fends it back to the bowler.  
13.4 A Gardner to F Jonas
1 Fuller ball on the off and middle. Jonas clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
13.3 A Gardner to F Jonas
0 Tosses it up at the stumps. Jonas drives it back to the bowler.
New batter on crease
  • RUNS5
  • SR25.00
  • AVG5.00
13.2 A Gardner to J Kerr
W WICKET!! SIX FOLLOWED BY WICKET!! Tosses it up quicker through the middle, drifting on the middle and leg. Kerr rocks back and looks to cut it hard but gets beaten on the inside edge of the bat and the ball crashes into the stumps.
13.1 A Gardner to J Kerr
6 SIX!! SHOT!! Tosses it up in the arc of Kerr. Kerr gets her bat underneath the ball and tonks it all the way over the long-on for a biggie.
New Zealand Women
Eden Carson
Jess Kerr
Darcie Brown
12.6 D Brown to J Kerr
3 Full straight at the off stump line. Kerr drives it to deep covers region and scampers for the third run.
12.5 D Brown to J Kerr
0 Length ball around off. Kerr drives it to short cover.
12.4 D Brown to J Kerr
0 Length ball outside the off. Kerr lets it go.