Australia crumble to a 20-run defeat
New Zealand Women 151 for 6 (Tiffen 52) beat Australia Women 131 by 20 runs
New Zealand Women stayed alive in their six-match series against their Australian counterparts as they won the fourth match by 20 runs at the Bankstown Oval in Sydney. The star of the New Zealand batting effort was Haidee Tiffen, who held the innings together with an 89-ball 52. Her partnership with Aimee Mason (33) was largely responsible for the modest total that they achieved. Cathryn Fitzpatrick was the most successful bowler for Australia with 3 for 35.
Despite losing Belinda Clarke for 0, the second wicket stand was worth 51 and Australia were coasting along. However they lost their ways in middle overs and there wasn't any noteworthy partnership thereafter. Louise Milliken and Helen Watson snapped up two wickets apiece as Australia were bowled out for only 131.