Australia secures Rose Bowl ODI series with 71-run win over NZ


Australia has taken an unassailable lead in the three-match Rose Bowl series against New Zealand following a comfortable 71-run triumph in the second ODI in Mount Maunganui.

The tourists batted first and made 7-271 from their 50 overs, with opener Rachael Haynes playing a leading role with a superb innings of 87.

New Zealand was making solid progress in its run chase when it was 4-144 in the 32nd over, however the hosts lost their final six wickets for the addition of 56 runs.

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Jess Jonassen was the most productive of the Australian bowlers with figures of 3-29.

Australia had won the opening match of the series by six wickets last Sunday.