The White Ferns have suffered a series whitewash after a thumping 232-run defeat to Australia in the third one-day international in Brisbane.

Needing a women’s world record of 326 to win, New Zealand were rolled for just 93 at Allan Border Field on Wednesday.

The victory for Australia was not only their fourth best overall and second largest on home soil, it equalled the world record 21 straight ODI wins achieved by their male counterparts in 2003.

The Southern Stars posted a mammoth 325-5 batting first, their highest ODI total against the White Ferns.

Stand-in captain Rachael Haynes led the way with 96, while fellow opener Alyssa Healy hit 87 in what was a 144-run first-wicket partnership.

Annabel Sutherland (35), Ashleigh Gardner (34) and Beth Mooney (29) provided the finishing touches as the hosts smashed 104 from the final 10 overs of their innings.

New Zealand’s reply never looked like threatening the sizeable target.

Captain Sophie Devine was dismissed from just the third ball of their innings, and the first ball she faced, while No 4 Amelia Kerr suffered the same fate.

Former skipper Amy Satterthwaite (41) and Maddy Green (22) were the only White Ferns to reach doubles figures as all six bowlers used by Australia picked up at least one wicket.

The match completed New Zealand’s time in Australia, with the home team also winning the T20 series 2-1.


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