Australia v New Zealand, 2nd women's Twenty20, Hobart

Devine delivers another New Zealand win

Cricinfo staff

February 22, 2010

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New Zealand 5 for 116 (Devine 48) beat Australia 7 for 115 (Blackwell 40, Devine 3-24) by five wickets
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Sophie Devine drives during her 48, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd women's Twenty20, Hobart, February 22, 2010
Sophie Devine starred with bat and ball © Getty Images
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For the second day in a row, Sophie Devine and Aimee Watkins drove New Zealand to a Twenty20 victory over Australia at Bellerive Oval. The visitors were chasing 116 and reached their target with five wickets in hand and 19 balls to spare, thanks to a 75-run stand between Watkins and Devine.

Watkins made 36 and Devine posted 48 and although no other New Zealand player reached double figures, none needed to. Devine had earlier kept Australia to 7 for 115 - the same total they made in the first game - with 3 for 24 from her four overs.

Suzie Bates also chipped in with 2 for 20 as Australia struggled to get a quick start having chosen to bat. Alex Blackwell top scored with 40 while Leah Poulton's 24 came at better than a run a ball.

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