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New Zealand Women 212/10 (48.5 ov)
Australia Women 215/4 (38.3 ov)
Australia Women won by 6 wickets
Player of the match: Megan Schutt
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Australia Women win by 6 wickets!

This bring us to the end of our coverage of the First WODI between New Zealand Women and Australia Women, with Australia taking a 1-0 lead in this 3-match series. These two sides will be doing battle once again in the Second WODI on Wednesday right here at the same venue (Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui). Stay tuned to Sportskeeda, as we bring you the latest updates and scores from the world of Sports. This is Abhinav Kumar and my colleague, Bala, signing off for now. Thank you for joining us here and we wish you goodbye & good health!
Post-Match Comments: -

Amy Satterthwaite, New Zealand captain:
"212 against most teams isn't going to be enough. There are multiple things you have to look at, losing wickets in clumps is not ideally. We put a lot of pressure on the middle order to score at a rate. We weathered the storm nicely at the top but probably a bit slow. Thought Lauren batted outstandingly. We have to keep backing our skillset. We showed in the T20 series we can be competitive. Today with the ball we were slightly off...probably bowled too many four balls."

Meg Lanning, Australia captain: "It's a great achievement over a long period of time, shows how consistent we've been. Something we'll look back on. That's been a strength of ours, having key pillars throughout the team. We have a mixture of experience and youth. We like to play an aggressive brand of cricket. We don't want to put any handbrakes on. We were able to keep it pretty tight early, that wicket of Kerr set us on our way. The way we finished was excellent. Alyssa Healy set the tone with a really attacking mindset, Ash Gardner has been in really good form to push it on at the end. The general theme is to play with freedom. We want to win the Rose Bowl, it's one game."

Megan Schutt, Player of the Match: "It's nice to have it now!" (About the World Record). "I bowled a little different to Tay (Tayla Vlaeminck) and reap the rewards at the other end. For me, towards the back end, it's T20 cricket which I'm very comfortable doing."
It's the World Record for the Australia Women as they win their 22nd consecutive WODI and they get that with a very professional batting display, by chasing down the target of 213 by getting to 215/4 in just 38.3 overs and taking a lead in the series.

Australia's batting display was led by the top-scorer, 'keeper Alyssa Healy, who scored a quickfire 65(68) and she was supported really well by Ellyse Perry, who was unbeaten on 56 from 79 deliveries, while Ashleigh Gardner coming towards the end and getting a quick half-century of her own and remaining unbeaten on 53 from just 41 balls. There weren't many other contributions from the other batters, with Rachael Haynes scoring only 14, Beth Mooney scoring just 12 and the skipper Meg Lanning scoring only 5, but with those big contributions from Healy, Perry & Gardner, the lack of batting contributions from the others didn't hurt the Australians.

For New Zealand, Jess KerrHannah RoweAmelia Kerr and the skipper Amy Satterthwaite all got a wicket each, with Satterthwaite getting 1/10 in her 2 overs, while Jess Kerr had 1/30 from 8 overs, Rowe was 1/31 in 5 overs and Amelia Kerr got hit for 1/60 in 7.3 overs. Amongst the other bowlers, Rosemary Mair bowled well early on with a spell of 0/32 in 8 overs, while Lea Tahuhu on her return was taken for a few runs, with figures of 0/37 in 5 overs while Hayley Jensen bowled 3 overs for 0/10.

Megan Schutt has been awarded the Player of the Match for her spell of 4/32 in the First Innings of this game
38.3 Amelia Kerr to Ashleigh Gardner, SIX! She does it in style! Tossed up delivery on the off-stump, she gets under it and launches it over the cow corner fence. Completes her FIFTY and takes Australia home with that maximum
38.2 Amelia Kerr to Ashleigh Gardner, good length marginally outside the off-stump, guides it off the back foot to point
38.1 Amelia Kerr to Ashleigh Gardner, wrong'un on a good length on the off-stump, pushes it off the back foot to covers
Over: 38 | Summary: 0 1 1 0 1 1 Bowler: Hannah Rowe Score: 209/4
37.6 Hannah Rowe to Ashleigh Gardner, slower short ball, waits for it and cuts guides it late to thirdman for a single
37.5 Hannah Rowe to Ellyse Perry, length ball outside the off-stump, steers it late to the fielder at thirdman
37.4 Hannah Rowe to Ellyse Perry, length delivery on the fifth stump channel, tries to punch it with the open face of the bat but gets beaten
37.3 Hannah Rowe to Ashleigh Gardner, slower bouncer well wide of the off-stump, she throws the bat at it and just manages to reach the ball. Miscues it in the air and manages to evade the infield
37.2 Hannah Rowe to Ellyse Perry, short of a length wide of the off-stump, cuts it fine past the fielder at backward point
37.1 Hannah Rowe to Ellyse Perry, full ball on the off and middle, pushes it straight back to the bowler
Australia require just 8 runs to win this First ODI, with their score 205/4 after 37 overs.

Another bowling change, with Hannah Rowe coming back into the attack.
Over: 37 | Summary: 0 4 1 1 1 2 Bowler: Amelia Kerr Score: 205/4
36.6 Amelia Kerr to Ashleigh Gardner, wrong'un, she goes for the cut but it is a bit too full and straight, gets the outside edge past the keeper
36.5 Amelia Kerr to Ellyse Perry, short of a good length outside off, pushes it through the off-side to sweeper cover
36.4 Amelia Kerr to Ashleigh Gardner, goes for the big heave across the line but the ball is a bit too full, doesn't get any elevation
36.3 Amelia Kerr to Ellyse Perry, wrong'un tight on the batsman, pulls it away along the carpet to deep mid-wicket
36.2 Amelia Kerr to Ellyse Perry, FOUR! Too short this time. She has enough time to go deep in the crease and pick her spot. Pulls well in front of square and beats the fielder in the deep
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