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February 23, 2010
New Zealand 7 for 141 (Fahey 42) beat Australia 7 for 134 (Nitschke 56) by 7 runs
New Zealand achieved a clean sweep of the Twenty20s against Australia with a seven-run victory in the third match in Hobart. After losing all five ODIs, the tourists hit back strongly in the shorter game and completed the Rose Bowl series on a high after Maria Fahey's 42 took them to 7 for 141.
Aimee Watkins made a useful 33 while Sophie Devine provided a rocket with 17 off six balls, including two sixes, before she was run out. It was the highest score of the three games and was just out of Australia's reach.
Shelley Nitschke gave the hosts a chance when she opened with 56 off 45, but the side struggled after she departed at 3 for 99 in the 15th over. Four more wickets fell in the scramble for runs as valuable momentum was stolen from the chase.
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