Jess Jonassen gave Australia the crucial breakthrough. ©Getty Images

Date: February 24, 2019

Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

After a thriller of an opening match between the trans-Tasman rivals, the two teams now prepare to face-off in the second match of the Rose Bowl series. Australia will be looking to cement the series win, while New Zealand will be itching to bounce back and level it.


Players to Watch Out for

Ellyse Perry (Australia)

After a stellar, record-breaking WBBL season with the bat, Perry will be looking to build on that form in the longer format. With several scores in the 90’s under her belt in ODI cricket, she will be eager to score her maiden international century in the one-dayers.

Though she delivered with the ball in the first match, claiming two of New Zealand’s top-order wickets, Perry was dismissed cheaply during Australia’s innings. She will be wanting to contribute with the bat more, especially since she has more of an opportunity now than she did in the T20s.

Rosemary Mair (New Zealand)

Having made her ODI debut in the first match of the series, 20 year old Mair has created serious waves in the international circuit. Her maiden ODI scalp was the prized one of Australian skipper Meg Lanning, while her second of the day was vice-captain Rachael Haynes; two big wickets. If these names are anything to go by, Mair looks to be an exciting new talent, capable of doing serious damage. Who will fall prey to her next?


Who Said What

It’s just like two finals, isn’t it? Bring it on. We know we have to play good cricket against this side, we knew that at the start of the series and I guess it’s no different now. – New Zealand skipper, Amy Satterthwaite

Sometimes it’s so easy to forget to enjoy what you’re doing. It was just nice to take a few wickets and get a few runs and ultimately contribute to a win for our team. – Australia all-rounder, Jess Jonassen


Probable XI

Australia: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachael Haynes (vc), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Lauren Cheatle

New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Rosemary Mair

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