Teens are quickly the only change on the Australian side for the third ODI as they try to keep their unbeaten run alive
Darcie Brown will make her one day international debut and Australia will line up first when it does in the third and final game against New Zealand in Bay Oval for a whitewash in the ODI series.
Persistent rain in Tauranga delayed the throw by four hours, and when it finally happened New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite decided the Sending tourists in, with the game shortened to 25 overs per side.
Brown is coming to the Australian XI in place of Tayla Vlaeminck, an express colleague whose workload will be handled on her return from a serious foot injury.
Brown was A South Australian colleague, assistant trainer Shelley Nitschke, presented the Australian ODI cap no. 144 in Bay Oval under a gloomy sky.
New Zealand also took an Än and brought Lea Tahuhu back to her XI instead of Hannah Rowe, another bowler.
Australia took an unassailable 2-0 lead after taking a 71-run win on day two that became theirs The winning streak in the format extended to 23, but Vice-Captain Rachael Haynes was firmly convinced that there was still room for improvement.
« If I want to be tough and say something, I think our batting group has not performed as well as in the past (this tour), « said Haynes after the game on Wednesday.
» There were some really good performances, Ashleigh Gardner hit the ball very well at the moment.
« But although I think our bowling group has done a really good job and has grown together well, we haven’t seen a good performance from our batters yet.
« We have some world class players in that order. It’s nice to have that luxury right now. We also complement each other pretty well and have been able to form some good partnerships. But the only thing missing was simply, “Someone who hits a little lower to help us get closer to that 300 mark.”
Australia XI: Alyssa Healy (week), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
New Zealand XI: Hayley Jensen, Lauren Down, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Maddy Green, Katey Martin (week), Jess Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mai
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