Australia women 4 by 149 (Healy 57, Villani 50) beat New Zealand women 8 by 145 (Bates 77, Schutt 3-15) by six lands
Half Centuries of Alyssa Healy and Elyse Villani demonstrated the depth of Australia's batting in the second international Twenty20, and guided the hosts to a series victory over New Zealand at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
Meg Lanning and Rachel Haynes controlled the chase in the opening match in Sydney, and Healy and Villani did the same in the second, when the home team surpassed the total of 145 from New Zealand. with seven leftover balls and six terrains in hand.
Australia wobbled again at the beginning of the race with Beth Mooney, clean by 0 in the second inning for an excellent yorker from Lea Tahuhu. Ashley Gardner then sold out in unusual circumstances in the fifth final. Healy was left stranded by Healy, who remained motionless at the end of the other side of the strike after Gardner's call for a single. The release of Sophie Devine from midfield volleyball in front of the stumps and New Zealand goalkeeper Katey Martin got tangled up in a trap by unsuccessfully trying to get close to pick up the pitch and dislodge the stumps in one motion. After a long deliberation, the third referee considered that it was the ball that hit the stumps directly and discharged the bail, and not the gloves or the body of Martin.
But Healy went on to show his class with 10 limits to every corner of the picturesque soil. Villani's power ended the job to give Australia an undisputed advantage in the three-game series.
Previously, Megan Schutt delivered a 3-for-15 spell from four overs to keep the total under 150 despite an impressive start by starter Suzie Bates. Schutt forced Sophie Devine and Jessica Watkin to drill deep into Powerplay to leave Bates with a lot of work to do. She was up to the task breaking 11 fours and two huge sixes in her 77 of only 52 balls. He took a brilliant dive catch from Healy to keep him from advancing towards a second one hundred international T20.
Bates received decent support from Captain Amy Satterthwaite. The pair put 60 in just six overs, which included six four and three six, to give Australia some concerns.
Seamer Delissa Kimmince kept her nerve with a very neat spell among the early carnage, claiming the dangerous Satterthwaite wicket and conceding only 17 of her four overs to give Australia a very manageable chase.