28 Feb 2016

White Ferns open T20 series with win

4:28 pm on 28 February 2016

The New Zealand women's cricket team has beaten Australia by 4 wickets in the first of three Twenty20 clashes in Wellington.

New Zealand White Ferns Captain Suzie Bates

New Zealand White Ferns Captain Suzie Bates Photo: PHOTOSPORT

White Ferns captain Suzie Bates won the toss and put Australia into bat at the Basin Reserve.

Australia made 113 for 7 in their twenty overs - Meg Lanning top scored for the visitors with 30 runs.

Leigh Kasperek was the pick of the White Ferns' bowlers, picking up 4 wickets for 7 runs from just three overs.

New Zealand lost 6 wickets before chasing down the target with 9 balls remaining.

Suzie Bates top scored with 33, and was well supported by Sara McGlashan, who made 22.

-AAP

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