All eyes will turn to creating a new one-day world record for Australia after rain prevented any more than 19 balls in the T20 decider against New Zealand in Auckland.
Play began after a 90-minute delay, but even as the Kiwis tried to bowl rain was falling, and after 2.5 overs, with two wides bowled, the players raced off.
With the three-match series locked at 1-1, Australia needed to win the decider to maintain a series winning streak which stretches back to 2017 and has included eight series or tournament wins.
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Since losing the T20 component of the Ashes in November 2017, captain Meg Lanning’s Aussies have claimed bilateral series wins over New Zealand twice, Pakistan, England and West Indies, taken out two T20 tri-series and claimed two T20 World Cup titles.
More glory is now on offer for the Aussies when the one-day series begins on Sunday in Tuaranga.
Victory for Australia would create a new world record of 22 consecutive one-day wins, which would surpass the mark set by the all-conquering Australian men’s team, led by Ricky Ponting, in 2003.
But Lanning said the record was not a focus, despite the magnitude of what her team would be able to achieve.
The Aussie women’s team has not tasted one-day defeat since the 29th of October, 2017, with their winning streak spanning over three years, and victories over India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
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