New Zealand strangle Australia in series decider

New Zealand women 8 for 113 (Bates 31, Wellington 4-16) beat Australia women 66 (Blackwell 30*, Huddleston 2-9, Tahuhu 2-13, Kerr 2-16) by 47 runs

New Zealand routed Australia for their lowest Twenty20 score to complete a comeback series victory in the decisive match at Adelaide Oval.

After being comfortably beaten in the opening match at the MCG, the visitors roared back in the second and third fixtures to complete a memorable boil-over against Australia, rounded off by the second biggest-ever margin of defeat for the three-time World champions in the shortest format.

Chasing 114 to clinch the match and the series, the hosts tumbled to 66 all out in 16 overs.

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