“This Australian ladies’s staff will go down as one of many biggest ever” – Isa Guha


Former England participant Isa Guha has hailed the Australian ladies’s staff after they broke the world document for many consecutive ODI wins. In accordance with Guha, the present Australian ladies’s staff, led by Meg Lanning, would go down in historical past as one of many biggest ever sides.

Australia defeated New Zealand by six wickets within the first ODI of a three-match collection in Mount Maunganui on Sunday. With the victory, Australia registered their twenty second successive win within the format.

Taking to her official Twitter account, Isha Guha in contrast the present aspect with the Australian ladies’s and males’s groups of the late 90s and early 2000s. She wrote:

“That’s unbelievable! (the world document) We at all times used to speak in regards to the Australian ladies’s and males’s groups of the late 90s and early 2000s, however this Australian ladies’s staff will go down as one of many biggest ever if not the best!”

The earlier document for many consecutive ODI wins was held by the Ricky Ponting-led Australian staff that received 21 back-to-back matches in 2003.

In the meantime, Australia Girls had been set 213 to win the primary ODI. They misplaced Rachael Haynes for 14 and Lanning for five. However Alyssa Healy (65) and Ellyse Perry (56 not out) then placed on 78 for the third wicket to place the guests on prime.

The White Ferns fought again, dismissing Healy and Beth Mooney (12) in fast succession. Ashleigh Gardner (53 not out from 41) then took Australia to victory within the firm of Perry. The duo added an unbroken 79 for the fifth wicket.

Gardner completed off the sport with a six, which additionally introduced up her fifty. Megan Schutt was named the ‘Participant of the Match’ for her glorious bowling efficiency of 4 for 32.

Australia captain Meg Lanning lauds staff after document win

Talking after profitable the match, Australia captain Meg Lanning stated that the document of twenty-two consecutive wins was the results of their constant performances over a time period. Talking on the post-match convention, Lanning stated:

“It is an excellent achievement over a protracted time period, exhibits how constant we have been. One thing we’ll look again on. That is been a energy of ours, having key pillars all through the staff. We now have a mix of expertise and youth. We prefer to play an aggressive model of cricket. We do not wish to put any handbrakes on.”

New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite, in the meantime, admitted {that a} complete of 212 was by no means going to be sufficient. She stated:

“212 in opposition to most groups is not going to be sufficient. There’s a number of issues you need to look, shedding wickets in clumps just isn’t ideally. We put lots of stress on our center order to attain at a brisk charge. We weathered the storm properly on the prime however in all probability a bit sluggish.”

The second ODI of the collection can be performed in Mount Maunganui on April 7.

Printed 04 Apr 2021, 15:49 IST



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