The second One Day International of the three-match series between Australia Women and New Zealand Women saw some action-packed performance at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui as both the teams gave it their all to win the match. In the end, Australia managed to have the last laugh as they emerged victorious by 71 runs to extend their winning streak in ODIs to 23 games.
During the series-decider, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry also gave a glimpse of her agility and sharpness as she made a stunning effort at the boundary while fielding in the second innings. Though Perry couldn’t complete the catch and the on-strike batswoman got a lifeline, her quickness helped the team save important runs.
Ellyse Perry shows her sheer class
In the 37th over, on-strike batter Maddy Green smashed a delivery off Georgia Wareham towards long-on and the ball was destined to touch the ground after crossing the boundary line but Perry had other plans as she immediately leaped up in the air and managed to catch the ball.
However, the fielder couldn’t maintain her balance in the air for long and was about to touch the ground. Realising the same, she managed to throw the ball inside the boundary line. Since there was no other fielder present near the boundary line to catch the ball thrown by Perry, Maddy Green wasn’t dismissed and two runs were added to the scoreboard.
Ellyse Perry doing legendary things on one leg in a cricket field. Regular stuff. pic.twitter.com/XvbtqkHgHV
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) April 7, 2021
The series-decided between the two teams commenced with the hosts winning the toss and inviting Australia to put a total on the board first. The visitors got off to a cracking start as the opening pair of Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy mustered 82 runs. This was followed by skipper Meg Lanning playing a knock of 49 runs.
However, the top-order’s dismissal initiated a collapse of the batting line-up as Australia managed to post 271 runs on the board in 50 overs. Chasing 272, New Zealand succumbed to a torrid outing and collapsed at just 200 runs within 45 overs to lose the game and the series.
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