MOUNT MAUNGANUI: New Zealand's Leigh Kasparek took six wickets but her side ended up losing to Australia by 71 runs in the second ODI on Wednesday. Australia scored 271/7 batting first and New Zealand were all out for 200 in reply.
This was Australia's 23rd consecutive ODI win and they have taken a 2-0 lead, thus sealing victory in the three-match ODI series.
Brief scores: Australia 271/7 in 50 overs (Rachael Haynes 87, Meg Lanning 49; Leigh Kasperek 6/46) beat New Zealand 200 all out in 45 overs (Amelia Kerr 47, Brooke Halliday 32; Jess Jonassen 3/29) by 71 runs. (IANS)