result
2nd T20I, Napier, Mar 30 2021, Australia Women tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, target 130)131/6
NZ Women won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
46 (39) & 2/20
frances-mackay
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• Andrew McGlashan

Injured Frankie Mackay stars as New Zealand level series off last ball

Maddy Green and Hannah Rowe scored 29 off the last three overs after Megan Schutt had put Australia in sight of victory

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Scores: Venkat Raghav
Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia Women129/4(20 overs)
New Zealand Women131/6(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
NZ-W: 131/6CRR: 6.55 
Maddy Green16 (8)
Hannah Rowe14 (10)
Nicola Carey 3-0-24-1
Megan Schutt 4-0-24-2

New Zealand win by four wickets and we have a series decider in two days. That chase swung this way and that but in the end Maddy Green and Hannah Rowe got them over the line after it felt like Megan Schutt had put Australia ahead. Big word, too, for Frackie Mackay who has had an outstanding all-round day despite an injury and remember New Zealand didn't have Sophie Devine. Australia will probably consider they stumbled in the middle overs with the bat, but there wasn't much in it. I'll wrap things up there. Will be back for the final match in Auckland. Thanks for joining us today, from Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye and see you soon.

19.6
4
Carey to Green, FOUR runs

bottom edge to fine leg! New Zealand win A length ball at the stumps, Green swings across the line, scoots past leg stump and goes all the way. It doesn't matter how they come. What a finish.

Can Green find the boundary?

19.5
1
Carey to Rowe, 1 run

swings across the line of a length delivery, bottom edge into the pads. They scamper through

Super Over, anyone?

19.4
Carey to Rowe, no run

beaten! A yorker outside off, drives over the top of it. Well bowled.

4 off 3

19.3
1
Carey to Green, 1 run

full at off stump, pushed down towards long-on. No chance of getting back for the second. Over to Rowe

19.2
Carey to Green, no run

full, straight, driven back to Carey. Dot ball. Rowe dives back into her ground

19.1
4
Carey to Green, FOUR runs

through the gap wide of mid-off! Fantastic stroke. Users her feet and nails the cover drive

We have a finish here...9 needed off 6 balls. Carey to bowl the final over

end of over 1912 runs
NZ-W: 121/6CRR: 6.36 RRR: 9.00
Hannah Rowe13 (8)
Maddy Green7 (4)
Megan Schutt 4-0-24-2
Jess Jonassen 4-0-22-0
18.6
4
Schutt to Rowe, FOUR runs

crunched, into the gap! What a stroke from Rowe. Got the length slightly wrong, angled into the pads, Rowe swings off her back knee

18.5
2
Schutt to Rowe, 2 runs

full and straight, swung into midwicket and they are able to make it back for the second

18.4
4
Schutt to Rowe, FOUR runs

angled into the feet, that's a superbly placed flick backward of square and a dive can't cut it off

18.3
Schutt to Rowe, no run

full, down the leg side, but goes between Rowe's legs so no wide

18.2
1
Schutt to Green, 1 run

full at the stumps, driven firmly but just a single down the ground

18.1
1
Schutt to Rowe, 1 run

full and straight, heaved down to long-on

Megan Schutt on a hat-trick...

end of over 188 runs
NZ-W: 109/6CRR: 6.05 RRR: 10.50
Hannah Rowe2 (3)
Maddy Green6 (3)
Jess Jonassen 4-0-22-0
Megan Schutt 3-0-12-2
17.6
1
Jonassen to Rowe, 1 run

tries something similar, stays deep in the crease and heaves to long-on

17.5
1
Jonassen to Green, 1 run

full, wide outside off, picks up the slog sweep but straight to deep midwicket

17.4
4
Jonassen to Green, FOUR runs

moves across outside off and pulls a shorter delivery to deep square leg...vital boundary

17.3
1
Jonassen to Rowe, 1 run

comes down the pitch and drives to long-off

17.2
Jonassen to Rowe, no run

drives and finds cover

17.1
1
Jonassen to Green, 1 run

full outside off, driven through the covers, long-off keeps them to a single

Tough for New Zealand now. Australia digging deep again

end of over 174 runs • 2 wickets
NZ-W: 101/6CRR: 5.94 RRR: 9.66
Maddy Green0 (0)
Megan Schutt 3-0-12-2
Georgia Wareham 4-0-26-1
16.6
W
Schutt to Kerr, OUT

that's huge! The yorker gets through. Kerr coming down the pitch, plays over the top of the inswinger, takes the base of off stump

Amelia Kerr b Schutt 36 (41m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

And it tilts back to Australia

16.5
W
Schutt to Halliday, OUT

skewed high into the off side, Healy doesn't drop this...Halliday aiming something big over the off side, slices across the ball

Brooke Halliday c †Healy b Schutt 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossNew Zealand Women, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia Women tour of New Zealand
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Frances Mackay
Frances Mackay
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 890
Match days30 March 2021 - day (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Darcie Brown
Darcie Brown
Umpires
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John Dempsey
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Kim Cotton
TV Umpire
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Cory Black
Reserve Umpire
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Damian Morrow
Match Referee
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Gary Baxter