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January 22, 2013
Australia Women 5 for 135 (Lanning 64, Ruck 2-17) beat New Zealand Women 6 for 132 (Satterthwaite 44, Schutt 2-20) by five wickets
Chasing a target of 132, Australia's innings revolved largely around opener Meg Lanning - who was their batting mainstay in the first T20 too - whose knock of 64 included seven fours. Although the New Zealand bowlers picked up wickets regularly, the target was too small for them to defend and Australia knocked off the runs with a ball to spare.
Having chosen to bat, the New Zealand batsmen got off to a solid start and looked set to rattle up a big total. However, the Australia bowling unit managed to peg them back, as New Zealand went from being 2 for 121 to 6 for 130. Medium-pacer Megan Schutt and offspinner Erin Osborne were the most effective bowlers for Australia.
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