Australia’s Women cricket team have pulled off a 232-run smashing of New Zealand to equal the world-record mark of consecutive one-day international victories.
With the 21st win, it cements their reputation as one of our finest national sides across any sport.
The current world T20 champions have now moved alongside Ricky Ponting’s 2003 team in compiling 21 wins in a row in the 50-over format.
Their dominance has been enormous and it seems only a matter of time until they hold the record outright.
“It’s been across the course of a few years now, something like 20-odd players have been a part of that. It’s a special achievement and something we’ll reflect back on in due course,” Australian captain Rachael Haynes said.
Australia fielded a team without captain Meg Lanning and allrounder Ellyse Perry for the first time since 2009.
Rachael Haynes (96) and Alyssa Healy (87) stood up and set the pace as Australia won the toss, batted and set New Zealand a huge chase finishing at 5-325.
They had no chance and were all out for 93.
This team is something else!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 7, 2020
The record streak
21: Australia women (2018-)
21: Australia men (2003)
17: Australia women (1997-99)
16: Australia women (1999-2000)
16: India women (2016-17)