Man of the Match: Ashleigh Gardner
Australia Women will be looking to whitewash the New Zealand team!
Our Prediction is Australia Women to win!
Hosts Australia will be looking to complete a clean sweep when they face New Zealand in the third and final game of the one-day series in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia produced a dominant performance over New Zealand courtesy of splendid performances from Ellyse Perry and Jess Jonassen.
With this result, Australia have already clinched the one-day series and will be looking to inflict a whitewash over arch-rivals New Zealand.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be looking to salvage some pride in the dead rubber and end the tour on a good note. Captain Amy Satterthwaite will be hoping that the side can raise their game with bat and ball to earn a consolation win on Sunday.
The home side will definitely be looking to continue their good form in the final game of the one-day series on Sunday. Skipper Amy Satterthwaite will be hoping that the big players in the side can come to party in this final game of the series.
Rachael Hayes has been in good form and scored decent runs for the side at the top of the innings. Wicket-keeper batsman Alyssa Healy also contributed with decent score in the second one-day game played against New Zealand. Healy scored 46 off 75 balls with the help of seven boundaries.
Skipper Meg Lanning has endured a quiet run with the bat so far in this series and will be eyeing a big score in the series finale in Melbourne.
Ellyse Perry was standout performer with the bat for Australia in the previous game. She notched up her maiden century in limited-overs cricket and scored 107 off 110 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes. Perry held the innings together and helped Australia post a decent score on the board.
Beth Mooney also produced a crucial innings in the previous game. She scored 42 off 52 balls with the help of three fours.
In the bowling department, Megan Schutt and Ellyse Perry has been premier bowling combination for the side. Left-arm orthodox spinner Jess Jonassen has produced excellent numbers in this series so far with 9 wickets to her name. Jonassen picked five wickets in the previous game to help Australia notch up a comprehensive win.
Meg Lanning (captain), Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt
Meg Lanning, Lauren Cheatle, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Wareham, Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes
The visitors will be looking to end the one-day series with a consolation victory in Melbourne. Amy Satterthwaite and co. will be keen to produce their best effort with bat and ball to end the tour on a positive note.
The biggest disappointment has been the form of opening batsman Suzie Bates who has perished for low scores in the two games played. Bates will need to raise her game with the bat in order to help New Zealand end their losing streak.
Sophie Devine found form with the bat in the previous game played in Adelaide. She scored 47 off 59 balls with the help of four fours and a six. Captain Satterthwaite has been in-form player for New Zealand so far in this series with 129 runs at an average of 64.50. Satterthwaite scored 37 off 54 balls with the help of three boundaries.
Wicket-keepers Katey Martin, Katie Perkins and Hayley Jenson will need to produce runs for the side in this game. Hayley Jensen scored 21 off 26 balls with the help of three boundaries.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Amelia Kerr and Sophie Devine to produce crucial breakthroughs with the ball. Hayley Jensen, Anna Paterson and Rosemary Mair are other bowling options for the side.
Amy Satterthwaite (captain), Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Katie Perkins, Kathy Martins (wk), Amelia Kerr, Anna Paterson, Rosemary Mair, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Lauren Down
Amy Satterthwaite, Katie Perkins, Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Jensen, Lauren Down, Lea Tahuhu, Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin
The pitch will offer some assistance for bowlers in the first half of the game. The weather forecast for Sunday is going to be mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Junction Oval also known as St. Kilda Cricket Ground has hosted a lot of one-day games in the past as well. Host Australia have won all their games played in Junction Oval.
The side that wins the toss would like to bowl first and restrict down the opposition to a modest score.
Hosts Australia will be favorites to this final game of the one-day series against New Zealand. Meg Lanning and co. have played excellent cricket and will be looking to inflict a whitewash over their arch-rivals New Zealand.
We are backing Australia Women for the win!
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