The first of 4 ODI games between the two "academy" teams has gone the way of the Aussies in rather emphatic style.
The New Zealanders batted first, but could muster only 90, holding out until the 34th over. 17 year old Jemma Barsby's right arm medium pace was the main destroyer, as she picked up the tail-enders to end with figures of 5-12 from 7.5 overs. Only Meg Kendal (20) and captain Maddy Green (35) made it into double figures for the White Ferns EPs.
In reply the Aussies lost 4 wickets - 3 to left arm opener Morna Nielson - but cruised to victory in the 19th over with solid knocks from Nicole Bolton (24) and Beth Mooney (24*).
The teams meet again on Friday (16/11/12)
scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/587289.html
match report (NZ) - http://www.blackcaps.co.nz/match-report/womens/9/shooting-stars-strike-first/1496/report.aspx
match report (AUS) - http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2012/11/14/shooting-stars