Calcutta/ Cuttack: Australia tussled with old foes New Zealand in an exciting match in front of some 4,000 fans that saw White Ferns’ captain Suzie Bates score a century, but her efforts went in vain as Australia’s Meg Lanning made a stunning 112 and Jess Cameron’s 82 secured the side a seven-wicket victory, on Tuesday.
Chasing 228 after opting to field, Australia raced to a victory with as many as 70 balls to spare. Twenty one-year-old Lanning, who blasted 17 fours and a six during her stay at the crease, found an able ally in Jess Cameron, with whom she added 182 runs for the second wicket in just 29 overs.
New Zealand 227/6 in 50 ovs (S. Bates 102. Australia 228/3 in 38.2 ovs (M. Lanning 112; J. Cameron 82). Australia won by seven wickets