14 Jun 2011

Australia retain Rose Bowl

6:52 pm on 14 June 2011

Australia has retained the Rose Bowl with a six wicket win over New Zealand in Brisbane in the penultimate match of their women's cricket one day series.

The White Ferns lost early wickets and could manage only 181 in 48.5 overs after being sent in, debutant Francis McKay topscoring with 36.

Australia reached the target with 18.3 overs to spare and the best the White Ferns

can hope for now is a drawn series as the holders have a three-two lead with the final match on Thursday.