Australia Women have comfortably beaten New Zealand Women in the opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. After posting 173, Aussies bundled Kiwis out for just 76. Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, and Ellyse Perry powered Australia to 173/9 with the bat, while Ashleigh Gardner was the standout performer with 5/12 with the ball. New Zealand’s effort began to peter out when Darcie Brown was adjudged to have got her fingers to a catch to dismiss Bernadine Bezuidenhout (14). Amelia Kerr’s (21) resistance was ended by Ash Gardner, and a tight run-out saw Maddy Green become the fifth wicket to fall as New Zealand’s effort began to peter out. Australia bowled New Zealand out with six overs remaining and still 97 runs short.
Today: December 10, 2023