Hello! Buena noches! Welcome to the CricketCountry’s coverage of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2016 match between Australia Women and New Zealand Women. This is Karan Dewan here and I will bring you all the updates of today’s action. The match will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur. And that might just tell all our followers that what effect spin might have in the game. Also, when neighbors lock horns it becomes more than a cricket match. Both, the Kiwis and the Kangaroos are big favorites to win the trophy. So to sum it up in one line – this game promises a lot of excitement! Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, Match 10, Group 1 at Nagpur

The action now shifts to Bengaluru where Australia take on Bangladesh in the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2016. Goodbye! And thanks for staying with us!

Leigh Kasperek is the Player of the Match.

NZ Women win by 6 wickets.

So! Australia couldn’t give much of a fight to the New Zealand side while they came onto bowl. New Zealand were in control from ball one. First they rattled the Australians and then they scored some quick fire runs in response. They have now won 3 games out of 3 in the T20 World Cup 2016.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 104/4| Overs 16.2|A Satterthwaite 16 (12), Katey Martin 0 (1): Cheatle continues.  A Satterthwaite hits a four off the first ball. One run comes as leg bye. Out! Devine loses her wicket, caught by Jonassen. Dot to follow and single off the fifth ball. Dot to finish the 16th over. Osborne comes onto bowl the 17th over with just 1 needed off 24 balls. Satterthwaite hits the winning runs off the second ball. NZ WIN COMFORTABLY YET AGAIN!

OUT! L Cheatle to S Devine, WICKET!!! S Devine is out c Jess Jonassen b Lauren Cheatle, 98.9 km/h good length outside off stump. 17 (17)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 97/3| Overs 15|A Satterthwaite 10 (6), Sophie Devine 17(16): Osborne continues into her third over. Satterthwaite welcomes her with a four this time. She takes a single next ball. And now Devine hits a four off the third ball. Dot ball to follow. And a cracking shot through the off side adds another four to NZ ‘s total. They are in a hurry, the Kiwis! Dot to finish the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 84/3| Overs 14|A Satterthwaite, 5 (4), Sophie Devine 9(12): Cheatle is now brought on by Lanning. Begins with two dots and Devine scores a boundary off the third. Two singles to follow and a dot to finish the 14th over. 20 needed off 36 now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 78/3| Overs 13|A Satterthwaite, 4 (3), Sophie Devine 4(7): Erin Osborne continues.Begins it with two dots. Follows it up  with the Wicket of McGlashan. Out! Stumped off Osborne. Is there something still alive in this match? Anyway, a dot to follow. And a four. Satterthwaite comes on to bat and hits a four second ball she faces. Dot to finish.  26 NEEDED OFF 42 BALLS.

OUT! E Osborne to S McGlashan, WICKET!!! S McGlashan is out st Alyssa Healy b Erin Osborne.11 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 74/2| Overs 12|S Mcglashan 11(13), Sophie Devine 4(7): Osborne is brought on for the 11th over. Double off the first ball, followed by a dot ball. McGlashan takes a single off the third. Another dot and two singles to end the over. Beams into her last over now 35 NEEDED OFF 54. Dot ball first up. Two runs taken off the second. Another dot and 3 singles to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 64/2| Overs 10|S Mcglashan 3(4), Sophie Devine 2(4): Jonassen bowls the 9th over and three singles come off the first 3 balls. She finishes with three dots. Beams comes onto bowl her third over. Begins with a dot. And Out! Run OUT! Osborne’s direct hit does the work for the Aussies.Bates is back into the dug-out.Dot to follow. Double off the 4th ball. No runs of the 5th ball and single to end the 10th over.

OUT! K Beams to S Devine, WICKET!!! S Bates is out run out (Erin Osborne), 79.8 km/h good length on off stump. 23 (25)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 58/1| Overs 8| Suzie Bates 22 (21), Sophie Devine 0(0): Beams is back to bowl the 8th over. Bates hits the first ball for a Six! Takes a single. Impressive batting this! Two dots followed by a wicket! Priest is Out! caught by Blackwell. Dot ball to end the over.

OUT! K Beams to R Priest, WICKET!!! R Priest is out c Alex Blackwell b Kristen Beams, 72.7 km/h full length outside off stump. 34 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 51/0| Overs 7| Suzie Bates 15 (18), Rachel Preist 34(24): Jonassen comes back on. Singles off the first two balls. A dot next up and another single to follow. Two doubles off the last two balls of the over. Bates and Priest are making it look so easy.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 44/0| Overs 6| Suzie Bates 13 (15), Rachel Preist 29(21): Perry into her 2nd over now. Australia just can’t find the breakthrough! Two runs off the first ball for Bates.Dot and a single to follow.Four! Priest is looking in fine touch. Dot next up. And SIX! First one of the NZ innings. Priest is taking the game away from Australia thick and fast. End of the powerplay.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 31/0| Overs 5| Suzie Bates 10 (12), Rachel Preist 19(18): Schutt into the attack now. Bowls a dot first up. One run for Bates. Priest plays a dot. Followed by 2 leg byes. Dot and a boundary off the last delivery to end the over. Priest is looking comfortable out there. Guess, these boundaries giving her that confidence.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 24/0| Overs 4| Suzie Bates 9 (10), Rachel Preist 15(14): Beams comes on now. Australia need a wicket fast, else these openers will take the match away from them. Dot ball first. 4 runs! Fulltoss put away. 4 runs! Another full toss put away.Priest won’t miss out on these on a difficult wicket to score off. Poor bowling this! Dot, and two singles to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 14/0| Overs 3| Suzie Bates 8 (9), Rachel Preist 6(9): 96 needed off 108 balls. Jonassen continues. Dot to start off. Four! Bates has been in excellent form, she’ll not stay quiet. She will take her chances. Takes a single, two dots to follow and Priest takes a run off the last ball to retain strike.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 8/0| Overs 2| Suzie Bates 3 (6), Rachel Preist 5(6): Australia need wickets. If they can’t get wickets it might turn out to be very easy for NZ. Perry comes on from the other end.  Begins with a dot. Bates takes a single off the second ball. No runs off the next three balls but wait, Boundary off the last ball of the over. Priest gets the first four of the NZ innings.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 3/0| Overs 1| Suzie Bates 2 (4), Rachel Preist 1(2): Jonassen starts for the Australians. Off the mark, first ball with a single. Another run off the second. Two dots on the trot and a single taken then. Dot to finish the first over.

Remember, it is not going to be easy. The India vs New Zealand Men’s game was played on the same pitch. It is a difficult wicket to bat on. The Australians won’t let the Kiwis get the runs so easily. Expect some drama.

Well, plenty of drama in the Australian innings. That was not something anyone could have thought off before the match began. But then, was the Australian collapse because of the Nagpur pitch? Was it just the pitch? 4/4 was when the Australian dressing room would have had their eyes in horror but it was certainly the rescue work by Perry and Jonassen that brought them to a respectable 103 in 20 overs. Lets wait and find out how the New Zealand innings shapes up. Stay tuned.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 103/8| Overs 20| Beth Mooney 15 (11), K Beams 4(2): Satterthwaite to bowl the last over of the Australian innings. Out! Wicket first ball. Schutt is caught by Devine. Mooney takes a run off the next ball. Beams gets 3 runs off the third ball. Three singles off the last 3 balls to finish Australia’s innings at 103/8 at the end of 20 overs. Can Australia defend this?

OUT! A Satterthwaite to M Schutt, WICKET!!! M Schutt is out c Sophie Devine b Amy Satterthwaite, 77.6 km/h good length just outside off stump. 1 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 96/7| Overs 19| Beth Mooney 12 (8), Megan Schutt 1(1): 19th over to begin. Devine comes onto bowl. Single off the first ball. Dot to follow. Schutt takes a single off the third. A much needed boundary off the 4th ball. A wide to follow. No runs off the next ball. And another boundary. Mooney is finding some really valuable runs for her side. Dot to finish.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 84/7| Overs 18| Beth Mooney 3 (3), Megan Schutt 0(0): Bermingham into her final over of the day. Dot ball to begin. Single off the next ball.Wide ball by Bermingham. Another dot as Mooney faces her first delivery. Cut, for two runs. Single off the next and OUT! Jonassen is bowled this time! Again a wicket off the last ball.

OUT!E Bermingham to J Jonassen, WICKET!!! J Jonassen is out b Erin Bermingham, 77.8 km/h good length on off stump. 23 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 79/6| Overs 17| Beth Mooney 0 (0), Jess Jonassen 16(15): Any runs from here onwards will be very vital for Australia. Rescuing efforts taking place. Devine comes onto bowl. Two singles off the first two balls. And a four from Jonassen’s bat.Followed by a dot and then a single to bring Perry on strike. And she’s OUT! Perry perishes!LBW off Devine off the last ball of the over.

OUT! S Devine to E Perry, WICKET!!! E Perry is out lbw Sophie Devine, 87.5 km/h good length going down leg. 42 (48)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 72/5| Overs 16| E Perry  41(46), Jess Jonassen 16(15): Satterthwaite bowls her second over. Jonassen gets two off the first ball. Then takes a single. Perry’s bat is flowing now. She hits a four! Follows it up with a single. Another single off the fifth ball and a dot to finish.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 64/5| Overs 15| E Perry  36(43), Jess Jonassen 13(12): NZ Captain Suzie Bates comes onto bowl. Begins with a no-ball. Single taken off it too. Dot ball the second one. And SIX! First six of the innings, as Perry makes up missing the free hit. Three runs off the next ball. Three singles to end the over. Good one this for Australia. Is Perry playing the knock of the match here?

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 50/5| Overs 14| E Perry  26(39), Jess Jonassen 10(9): A Satterthwaite is brought into the attack. The Australian Women rotate the strike well and get 3 runs off the first three balls. Fourth one is a dot. Jonassen then takes a single and Perry hits a boundary to end the over. She takes a risk and clears the infield.Fifty comes up finally for Australia.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 42/5| Overs 13| E Perry  20(36), Jess Jonassen 8(6): Australia at least need 100 on the board to make it a challenging score. The wicket is behaving as expected though. Bermingham into her third over, concedes a boundary off the first ball and Jonassen follows it with a double off the third. The second one was a dot. Single off the fourth and no runs off the fifth ball. Single to finish the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 34/5| Overs 12| E Perry  19(34), Jess Jonassen 1(2): Devine continues into her second over. Two dots to begin with. Perry takes a double off the next. Single off the 4th ball brings Jonassen on strike. Dot ball to follow and a single to end the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 30/5| Overs 11| E Perry  16(30), Jess Jonassen 0(0): Bermingham continues. Begins with a dot ball. Two singles to follow. No run off the next ball. Single off the second last ball of the over. And Out! Gone!Bowled! Bermingham sends Blackwell back to the dug-out! Oh Australia!

OUT! E Bermingham to A Blackwell, WICKET!!! A Blackwell is out b Erin Bermingham, 75.6 km/h good length on off stump. 10 (19)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 27/4| Overs 10| E Perry  14(26), A Blackwell  9(17): S Devine is now brought on by Bates.Begins well. Dot ball first. A Single and a dot and then another single and two dots to complete her first over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 25/4| Overs 9| E Perry  13(24), A Blackwell  8(13): Bermingham comes on to bowl.Two singles off the first two balls. Four! Another Boundary, this time by Perry. Takes a single. Dot to follow and 1 run scored by a bye off the last ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 17/4| Overs 8| E Perry  7(21), A Blackwell  7(10): Now Kasperek is going to finish her quota of overs.Begins with a dot. Single then. Another two dots. One run taken. And well, boundary finally. Four from Blackwell’s bat, a much needed one

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 11/4| Overs 7| E Perry  6(18), A Blackwell  2(7): Nielsen comes onto bowl her final over. NZ are going for the kill now. Wide to begin with. Oh! what a splendid over. No runs off it apart from that one wide.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 10/4| Overs 6 | E Perry  6(12), A Blackwell  2(7): Kasperek comes onto bowl her third. Single to begin with. One dot and 4 singles to follow. Australia badly need a partnership.End of the power-play.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 5/4| Overs 4 | E Perry  3(9), A Blackwell  0(4): Kasperek bowls an excellent over and has four dots to begin with. Single off the next ball. And Out! Yet another one bites the dust. Osborne goes now, caught by Priest. Australia are in deep, deep trouble and NZ are ripping them apart.

OUT! L Kasperek to E Osborne, WICKET!!! E Osborne is out c Rachel Priest b Leigh Kasperek, 72.1 km/h good length outside off stump. 0(5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 3/3 | Overs 3 | E Perry  1(2), E Osborne  0(4): Nielsen continues. Begins with a dot. Out!Confusion and a run out follows. Horrible start for Australia. Lanning is out!. Dot ball to follow. Perry takes a single off the next. Osborne can’t get any runs off the last two balls.

OUT!M Nielsen to E Osborne, WICKET!!! M Lanning is out run out (Sophie Devine), 74.4 km/h good length going down leg. 0(1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 2/2 | Overs 2 | M Lanning  0(1), E Osborne  0(0): Kasperek comes on from the other end. Single for Healy off the first. Two dots to follow as Villani strugles to get her first run. And OUT! Gone for a duck, Villani. OUT!Another one follows as Healy is caught by Tahuhu yet again.Almost identical. Lanning comes out.Dot to end a successful over.

OUT!L Kasperek to A Healy, WICKET!!! A Healy is out c Lea Tahuhu b Leigh Kasperek, 66.0 km/h full length just outside off stump. 2 (5)

OUT! L Kasperek to E Villani, WICKET!!! E Villani is out c Lea Tahuhu b Leigh Kasperek, 64.4 km/h good length just outside off stump. 0 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORES | Australia Women 1/0 | Overs 1 | Elyse Villani 0(3), Alyssa Healy  1(3): Nielsen opens the bowling for NZ. Two dot balls to begin with. Healy opens the account for AUS off the third with a single.Going down leg that ball.No runs off the next 3 balls. Good over to begin with.

All set then.

Teams are out for the National Anthems.

Toss: Australia win the toss and opt to bat.

New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Suzie Bates(c), Rachel Priest(w), Sophie Devine, Sara McGlashan, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Leigh Kasperek, Erin Bermingham, Lea Tahuhu, Morna Nielsen

Australia Women (Playing XI): Meg Lanning(c), Elyse Villani, Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Erin Osborne, Megan Schutt, Kristen Beams, Lauren Cheatle

New Zealand are coming into the match after winning two games out of two. First they beat the Sri Lankans quite convincingly and then followed it up by an even more impressive performance against Ireland. New Zealand’s captain Suzie Bates has been absolutely brilliant in the two matches and has ended up winning the Player of the match award too. Their bowling has been pretty good too. But today they will have to be at their very best as they face 3-time T20 World Cup champions Australia.

Australia showed why they are the side to beat in their first match against South Africa. The way they came back into the match after the SA top-order was going well was great to see. With the bat too, Alex Blackwell and Meg Lanning showed lovely composure and steered their side home after losing wickets early in the chase. The Australian Women will be at their A-game when they come out to play against New Zealand.

Squads:

New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates(c), Rachel Priest(w), Sophie Devine, Sara McGlashan, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Leigh Kasperek, Erin Bermingham, Lea Tahuhu, Morna Nielsen, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Thamsyn Newton, Felicity Leydon-Davis

Australia Women: Elyse Villani, Alyssa Healy(w), Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning(c), Erin Osborne, Megan Schutt, Rene Farrell, Kristen Beams, Lauren Cheatle, Nicola Carey, Beth Mooney, Holly Ferling, Sarah Coyte

Live Cricket Scorecard and ball by ball updates: Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, Match 10, Group 1 at Nagpur