New Zealand v Australia: Head-to-Head in Women’s ODI World Cup
It’s time for one of the most exciting matches of the 2022 World Cup as host New Zealand takes on the tournament favourites Australia on Sunday, March 13, 3:30 AM (IST) onwards
Having played a record 132 ODIs against each other, 15 of those in the World Cup, both the teams will look forward to keeping their momentum going with Australia looking forward to their 100th ODI win against the White Ferns. While New Zealand has won 2 of their 3 games in the 2022 World Cup, Australia has won both the games they both played so far.
ODIs Played between Australia & New Zealand: 132 (15 in World Cup)
Australia: 99 (12 in World Cup)
New Zealand: 31 (3 in World Cup)
No Result: 2
Let’s take a look at their previous ODI World Cup meetings-:
1973 Women’s World Cup (July 7)
A half-century by opener Bev Wilson helped Australia to put up a total of 137 for 6. A total that the Aussies bowlers easily defended, bowling New Zealand out for 102 with at least 1 wicket for each of the 5 bowlers used.
1978 Women’s World Cup (January 1)
After being asked to field first by Australia, Barb Bevege and Pat Carrick’s 3 wicket haul each helped New Zealand restrict Australia to 177. However, the strong Aussies bowling lineup successfully defended the total, winning by 66 runs.
1982 Women’s World Cup (January 16)
A decent performance by New Zealand took them to a total of 109 with the loss of 7 wickets. A score that saw an easy chase for Australia winning by 8 wickets with 114 balls to spare after an unbeaten 50 by Peta Verco.
1982 Women’s World Cup (January 28)
In their 2nd meet of the 1982 World Cup, Australia earned 69 runs win over New Zealand. The star performers for them being Sharyn Hill (76) and Karen Read (46) with the bat, contributing well to put up a 171 runs target followed by a 5-wicket haul for Lyn Fullston and 3 for Denise Martin bowling the White Ferns out for 101.
1982 Women’s World Cup (February 6)
A crucial 55* by Marie Cornish lower down the order took Australia to 147/7 and 3 wicket hauls each to Raelle Thompson and Denise Martin along with a brilliant figure of 6 overs 2 maidens 7 runs for both Peta Verco and Sharon Tredrea who also took a wicket gave them a 41 runs victory.
1988 Women’s World Cup (December 7)
Chasing a target of 168, New Zealand was restricted to 121 for 8 after a 3-wicket haul to Sharon Tredrea, a wicket to Karen Brown with the remaining 4 being run out, getting to the victory by 46 runs
1988 Women’s World Cup (December 10)
An unbeaten knock on 108 by Lindsay Reeler and 51 by Denise Annetts guided Australia to a great total of 211 with the loss of 3 wickets. A total that saw New Zealand fell 75 runs short of the target finishing at 136/6.
1993 Women’s World Cup (July 29)
Recording their first ODI World Cup win against Australia and one of their best victories too, New Zealand crushed down the Aussies at the score of just 77 with each of their 6 bowlers opening the wicket count, the most impressive being Julie Harris’s 3 wickets in 9 overs conceding 15 runs (4 maidens). A match that the White Ferns won comfortably without losing a wicket and with 250 balls to spare.
1997 Women’s World Cup (December 29)
The Finals of the 1997 World Cup witnessed an impressive 79 by Debbie Hockley who was New Zealand’s lone fighter in the match. Her knock failed to get support from her teammates as Australia bowled them out for 164 and Skipper Belinda Clark’s 52 took Aussies to the World Cup trophy with 5 wickets and 14 balls to spare.
2000 Women’s World Cup (November 29)
The 1997 winners started the 2000 campaign on a winning note as they chased down the target of 167 with 15 balls to spare. The top performers for them being Terry McGregor’s 4 wicket haul with the ball and Karen Rolton’s 51* with the bat. For New Zealand, Captain Emily Drumm gave a good fight with her 74.
2000 Women’s World Cup (December 23)
Playing the Finals against each other for the 2nd consecutive time, Australian bowlers successfully restricted New Zealand to 184 but it was New Zealand’s bowling attack who got their team their 1st ever World Cup title, and that too on their home soil. The Player of the Match was Australia’s Skipper Belinda Clark for her impressive 91 that unfortunately failed to get support from her teammates.
2005 Women’s World Cup (March 24)
Putting up a total of 174 for 7 in their match at the 2005 World Cup, Australia’s bowling attack led by Karen Rolton’s 3 wicket haul didn’t allow the New Zealand batters to form a partnership with no batters except the applaudable efforts by Rebecca Rolls (60) and Emily Drumm (42), reaching the double-digit. Australia won the match by 32 runs.
2009 Women’s World Cup (March 8)
A good fight of 57 from 113 by New Zealand skipper Haidee Tiffen took the team to 205 in the rain-hit match that saw the White Ferns winning by 13 runs as Australia was way behind the par score when the match stopped. All-rounder Kate Pulford was adjudged as the player of the match for her 3/32.
2013 Women’s World Cup (February 5)
In a high-scoring game at the 2013 World Cup, Skipper Suzie Bates 102 took New Zealand to a total of 227 with the loss of 6 wickets. However, Skipper’s knock was followed by a brilliant 112 off 104 deliveries by Australia’s opener Meg Lanning along with a crucial 82 by Jess Duffin. The knock made the target look easy for Australia as they clinched the victory by 7 wickets with 70 balls to spare
2017 Women’s World Cup (July 2)
In another great contest, two 50+ scores- Suzie Bates’ 51 and Katie Perkins’ 52 helped New Zealand post a target of 220 for the Aussies. Despite a good effort with the ball too, Ellyse Perry’s player of the match performance of 71 took the game away from them as the Aussies reached the target with 8 balls to spare.
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