It was the last day of the Rosebowl series of ODI's between the women's teams of Australia and New Zealand. The Southern Stars had already retained the Rosebowl having gained a 2-1 lead. However, the White Ferns could level the series if they could win this match.
Today the Southern Stars had a new captain in Alex Blackwell.
Jodie Fields was on the bench and would have to undergo the lunchtime torture (sorry fitness) session arranged by the fitness coach.
Once again the Southern Stars won the toss but this time chose to bat first.
After lunch it was time for the White Ferns to try to chase down 268 runs for a win.
First ball for Lucy Doolan.
Those 'might have been' boundaries and the high score got by the Aussie tail proved costly.
I wonder how both of these teams will do when they meet my nation's team at the Women's World Cup that takes place in India next February.