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Ellyse leads the Southern Stars in three match ODI series sweep against NZ


On Sunday, Ellyse and the Southern Stars wrapped up an ODI series sweep against New Zealand with a dominant seven-wicket victory.

The victory extends Australia’s two-decade dominance over the Kiwis as they haven’t lost an ODI series to New Zealand since 1999.

It also continued Ellyse's remarkable form with the bat this summer - she finished with a batting average of 167 for the series.


The Australian all-rounder blitzed New Zealand in the second ODI in Adelaide as she smashed an unbeaten century. This century was her second at international level and first in limited-overs cricket.

Perry reached the milestone from the second last ball of Australia’s innings in bizarre circumstances: on 97 and with two balls left to reach three figures, Perry went hard at the delivery and managed to pick out the fielder on the boundary, only for them to drop the simple chance and for the ball to roll over the boundary rope for four.

Perry followed up with a massive six onto the hill, finishing unbeaten on 107 from 110 deliveries.


A superb display with the ball and spectacular fielding in the third ODI set the scene for the Australian team, restricting the White Ferns to 8-231.

A clinical chase saw the Southern Stars home, thanks to a half-century from Ellyse as well as solid contributions from her teammates – completing a 3-0 series to continue the team’s 19-year hold on the Rose Bowl trophy.