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NZ set Aussies 114 runs to win women's T20

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/02/2017 Steve Larkin

Australian legspinner Amanda-Jane Wellington took four wickets to help restrict New Zealand to 8-113 in Wednesday's series-deciding Twenty20 international.

Wellington's 4-16 from four overs put the brakes on the Kiwis in the final game of the three-match series at Adelaide Oval.

With the series locked at one-all, Wellington triggered a mid-innings slump - the New Zealanders lost 4-2 in six balls.

Wellington snared three wickets in an over, the first the prized scalp of Kiwi captain Suzie Bates who top-scored with 31 from 34 balls.

Bates and her opening partner Rachel Priest (17) put on a 36-run stand before Amy Satterthwaite struck 18 from 18 balls.

But Satterthwaite's dismissal - one of two neat stumpings by Alyssa Healy in the innings - started the dramatic slide: from 1-69 they crashed to 5-71.

Wellington's fellow spinner Jess Jonassen was also a standout and conceded just three runs from her opening two overs. She finished with 0-15 from four overs while Kristen Beams took 2-21.

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