14 Dec 2012

NZ crush Australia in women's cricket opener

6:08 am on 14 December 2012

The New Zealand women's cricketers are on a high going into the second game of their Rose Bowl series after their first one day international win over Australia in 13 games going back to 2009.

The New Zealand captain Suzie Bates scored 122 and Amy Satterthwaite 98 in an unbroken second wicket partnership which carried the White Ferns to their target of 249 with eight wickets and five overs to spare.