Australia v New Zealand, women's Twenty 20, Brisbane October 18, 2006

Rolton stars in bowl-out thriller

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Australia 5 for 141 (Rolton 71*) tied with New Zealand 7 for 141 (Fahey 43, Rolls 41). Australia won the bowl-off 2-1

Julie Hayes, the hero of the bowl-off © Getty Images
Australia won a thrilling women's Twenty20 international against New Zealand in a bowl-off after the match had finished in a tie.

Karen Rolton was Australia's hero with the bat, cracking 71 off 59 balls. With Australia needing three to win from the final delivery, she smacked the ball to deep midwicket but could only manage to run two.

In the bowl-off, both sides missed with their first two attempts before Australia's Sarah Andrews hit the stumps in the third round, only for Nicola Browne to level things up immediately. Julie Hayes, who took 2 for 19 during the New Zealand innings, secured Australia's victory when she hit with the fifth and final ball.

Twelve past Test players from Queensland were presented with baggy green caps during the day as part of Cricket Australia's attempts to recognise all their male and female representatives. Five one-day internationals also received a commemorative lapel pin with their player number.

Joyce Brewer, a 91-year-old who appeared in the first women's Test in Brisbane in 1934, was honoured alongside players including Katherine Raymont, Julia Price and Joanne Broadbent.