The Australian Women’s team set a new world record in the first one-day international when they beat New Zealand Women by 7 wickets at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. With the win, Australia has now become the first team to win 22 consecutive ODIs in the history of international cricket.
Meg Lanning-led Australia broke an 18-year-old record set by the Australian Men’s team in 2003. The Ricky Ponting-led side set a record of 21 straight ODI wins which the Australian women leveled in October 2020. The last time the Australian women’s team lost in an ODI was way back in 2017.
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) April 4, 2021
Australia’s streak started in March 2018, when they defeated India by 3-0 thereby winning the series. Since then, they have beaten all the teams, that they’ve played against, by 3-0. They had won 7 straight ODI matches by 3-0 before winning the 1st ODI against New Zealand in the ongoing Rose Bowl series.
In the latest ODI match, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, and Ashleigh Gardener’s half-centuries in addition to Megan Schutt’s 4-wicket haul helped the team win the match and take a lead in the series by 1-0
“It’s a great achievement from this group, over a long period of time. Those wins have come over three years, which I just think shows how consistent we’ve been in this format. It’s certainly a great achievement and something we’ll look back on, I guess,” said skipper Meg Lanning post the victory.
Talking about her team, she said- “That’s been a real strength of ours, having those key pillars in the team. And we have been able to add some new players as well, so a good mix of experience and youth coming through. That gives us really good variety in our attack.”
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) April 3, 2021
Here’s a list of Australia’s 22-victories, record-breaking, streak-
- 8 wickets vs India, Vadodara (12 March 2018)
- 60 runs vs India, Vadodara (15 March 2018)
- 97 runs vs India, Vadodara (18 March 2018)
- 5 wickets vs Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur (18 October 2018)
- 150 runs vs Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur (20 October 2018)
- 89 runs vs Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur (22 October 2018)
- 5 runs vs New Zealand, Perth (22 February 2019)
- 95 runs vs New Zealand, Adelaide (24 February 2019)
- 7 wickets vs New Zealand, Melbourne (3 March 2019)
- 2 wickets vs England, Leicester (2 July 2019)
- 4 wickets vs England, Leicester (4 July 2019)
- 194 runs vs England, Canterbury (7 July 2019)
- 178 runs vs West Indies, Coolidge (5 September 2019)
- 151 runs vs West Indies, North Sound (8 September 2019)
- 8 wickets vs West Indies, North Sound (11 September 2019)
- 157 runs vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane (5 October 2019)
- 110 runs vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane (7 October 2019)
- 9 wickets vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane (9 October 2019)
- 7 wickets vs New Zealand, Brisbane (3 October 2020)
- 4 wickets vs New Zealand, Brisbane (5 October 2020)
- 232 runs vs New Zealand, Brisbane (7 October 2020)
- 6 wickets vs New Zealand, Mount Maunganui (4 April 2021)
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