Rain spoils first Rose Bowl one-dayer
New Zealand Women 100 for 2 in 22.3 overs (Doolan 43) v Australia Women. No result
The first match between Australia Women and New Zealand Women in the Rose Bowl one-dayers was washed out after only 22 overs were bowled at the SCG.
Rain was expected to be a factor in the game as Australia elected to field. The first break occurred in the fifth over when showers stopped play. When play resumed, New Zealand openers Frances Mackay and Lucy Doolan played solidly to put up a half-century stand within the first 10 overs. Mackay was the more aggressive batsman, hitting five fours before falling for 25. Doolan, though, persevered and scored 43 before edging to the keeper just before the rains came.
Only three more balls could be bowled after her dismissal before the game was abandoned. The two teams will clash again in the remaining two matches, both to be played at the SCG, on January 27 and 29.