1 Mar 2010

White Ferns win second 20/20 to go 2-nil up in series

6:23 am on 1 March 2010

The New Zealand women's cricket side's Twenty20 dominance over their Australian counterparts continued as the completed a 17 run win in Christchurch to stretch their unbeaten streak to six.

The hosts recovered from a horrible start to post a competitive 115 for nine and then bowled out Australia for 98.

Middle order batsman Amy Satterthwaite held the White Ferns innings together with a hard fought 42 after a devastating burst from Australian new ball bowler Ellyse Perry ripped out top order batsmen Suzie Bates, Maria Fahey and Aimee Watkins for ducks.

Satterthwaithe and Sara McGlashan put on a 45 run partnership for the forth wicket to lead the recovery on a slow pitch that seemed to suit the Australian attack.

McGlashan, who was one of the standout performers in the field with two athletic catches and a run-out, acknowledged the all round team effort.

The game was the second match in the Rose Bowl which now moves to Queenstown for the One-Day component of the five match series.