result
3rd T20I, Brisbane, Sep 30 2020, New Zealand Women tour of Australia
(19.3/20 ov, target 124)125/5
NZ Women won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
player of the match
Amelia Kerr
New Zealand Women

New Zealand win by five wickets and make it 2-1 in the series. First win against Australia since February 2017. Amelia Kerr with a superb all-round day. Did Meg Lanning make a tactical error by not bowling Georgia Wareham for her final over? That is a very important result for New Zealand. Australia weren't at their best with the bat but fought very hard in the field. Sets things up nicely for the one-day series which starts on Saturday.

Player of the Match is Amelia Kerr. "Felt pretty good to get a win against a quality side, nice to get a bit of momentum going into the one-dayers. Awesome to see Jess out there and do so well with the ball."

Play of the series is Ash Gardner. "One of the longest pre-seasons we've had and was nice to do other things. We worked really hard with NSW. We are pretty flexible within our batting order, whether that's me batting higher or lower it's about adapting to the situation."

Sophie Devine. "We know how hard we've been training so to finally put that out there was deserved. A bit of confidence moving into the one-dayers. It's a really quick shift now."

Meg Lanning. "There's lots to learn. Unfortunately we couldn't continue the momentum but New Zealand are a world-class side and we expected then to bounce back.It's nice to be back playing cricket after the last six months. Looking forward to the ODIs. Will be a great battle."

I'll wrap things up there for today. Thanks for joining us for this T20I series. From Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye for now.

19.3
4
Schutt to Kerr, FOUR runs

and that's the game! Amelia Kerr does the job, swings a back-of-a-length delivery through square leg and finds the gap

19.2
4
Schutt to Kerr, FOUR runs

that could be the shot! Dispatches a length ball over mid-off with a thumping lofted drive

19.1
1
Schutt to Jensen, 1 run

length ball angling in at the stumps, driven into the off side, could have been out with a direct hit..or actually just a decent throw at the stumps!

So it's eight needed off the last over. Chance of a Super Over here. Megan Schutt will bowl.

end of over 198 runs
NZ-W: 116/5CRR: 6.10 RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 runs from 6b
Hayley Jensen9 (10)
Amelia Kerr10 (8)
Sophie Molineux4-0-31-0
Megan Schutt3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Molineux to Jensen, 1 run

comes down the pitch and loses her shape a little as she swings out to deep midwicket

18.5
1
Molineux to Kerr, 1 run

dragged down short, pulled in the air but just short of deep midwicket

18.4
4
Molineux to Kerr, FOUR runs

great shot! What a moment to bring that out...comes down the pitch and plays a piercing drive between cover and mid-off

18.3
1
Molineux to Jensen, 1 run

worked along the ground into midwicket, no chance of making a second there

18.2
Molineux to Jensen, no run

swing and miss! Goes for the slog sweep and doesn't connect. The foot stays behind the line

18.1
1
Molineux to Kerr, 1 run

driven very firmly just to the left of the bowler and mid-off is inside the circle

That was a vital ball. Keeps New Zealand in touch. Molineux will bowl. Wareham still has an over left

end of over 189 runs
NZ-W: 108/5CRR: 6.00 RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 runs from 12b
Hayley Jensen7 (7)
Amelia Kerr4 (5)
Megan Schutt3-0-18-0
Jess Jonassen4-0-15-1
17.6
4
Schutt to Jensen, FOUR runs

there's the boundary they needed! The bottom hand comes off the bat as she throws herself into a length ball and it flies off a thick edge to third man

17.5
1
Schutt to Kerr, 1 run

very full outside off, driven into the pitch off the bottom edge

17.4
1
Schutt to Jensen, 1 run

moves outside leg, Schutt follows her with a yorker which is dug out down the ground

17.3
1
Schutt to Kerr, 1 run

full at off stump, opens the face towards short third man

17.2
1
Schutt to Jensen, 1 run

over the off side, gives herself a touch of room and carves over the ring but long-off is very square

17.1
1
Schutt to Kerr, 1 run

just wide of cover! The drive goes in the air and just evades Lanning who is quite close

Schutt to bowl. So some pace on

end of over 171 run • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 99/5CRR: 5.82 RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 runs from 18b
Hayley Jensen1 (4)
Amelia Kerr1 (2)
Jess Jonassen4-0-15-1
Georgia Wareham3-0-19-2
16.6
Jonassen to Jensen, no run

fraction shorter, square drives into the off side and can't beat point. Fantastic spell from Jonassen

16.5
Jonassen to Jensen, no run

angled in full at the pads, can't find space on the leg side. Another dot

16.4
1
Jonassen to Kerr, 1 run

goes back and works this off the pads towards square leg

16.3
Jonassen to Kerr, no run

round the wicket, full at off stump, pushed into the covers

Right New Zealand, what have you got?

16.2
W
Jonassen to AE Satterthwaite, OUT

dragged on! And the game changes. Very full outside off, Satterthwaite goes for the sweep and gets a bottom edge into the timber

Amy Satterthwaite b Jonassen 30 (25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120
16.1
Jonassen to AE Satterthwaite, no run

taps a straight delivery into midwicket, Jonassen fields herself

Will belief be the difference here? Australia have it, do New Zealand?