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.
NZ WMN won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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.
Can Green find the boundary?
swings across the line of a length delivery, bottom edge into the pads. They scamper through
Super Over, anyone?
beaten! A yorker outside off, drives over the top of it. Well bowled.
4 off 3
full at off stump, pushed down towards long-on. No chance of getting back for the second. Over to Rowe
full, straight, driven back to Carey. Dot ball. Rowe dives back into her ground
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
crunched, into the gap! What a stroke from Rowe. Got the length slightly wrong, angled into the pads, Rowe swings off her back knee
full and straight, swung into midwicket and they are able to make it back for the second
angled into the feet, that's a superbly placed flick backward of square and a dive can't cut it off
full, down the leg side, but goes between Rowe's legs so no wide
full at the stumps, driven firmly but just a single down the ground
full and straight, heaved down to long-on
Megan Schutt on a hat-trick...
tries something similar, stays deep in the crease and heaves to long-on
full, wide outside off, picks up the slog sweep but straight to deep midwicket
moves across outside off and pulls a shorter delivery to deep square leg...vital boundary
comes down the pitch and drives to long-off
drives and finds cover
full outside off, driven through the covers, long-off keeps them to a single
Tough for New Zealand now. Australia digging deep again
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
And it tilts back to Australia
skewed high into the off side, Healy doesn't drop this...Halliday aiming something big over the off side, slices across the ball
|McLean Park, Napier|
|Toss||New Zealand Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||WT20I no. 890|
|Match days||30 March 2021 - day (20-over match)|
Beth Mooney: 'Never felt I could get the ball out of the middle'
|ML Green||not out||16||8|
|HM Rowe||not out||14||10|
|Extras||(lb 1, nb 1, w 2)|
|Total||131(6 wkts; 20 ovs)|