CommBank Tour of NZ 2021




Scoop Podcast: Darcie Brown, the kid from Kapunda

18-year-old fast bowler Darcie Brown talks about her upbringing as a sporty kid from Kapunda

Match Report

Rain spoils trans-Tasman decider in Auckland

Just 17 legal deliveries were bowled in the third and final T20 between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland

Pace aces set sights on teaming up to target White Ferns

Darcie Brown got her first taste of international cricket in place of Tayla Vlaeminck, and the prospect of the pair playing in the same XI has plenty in Australian cricket feeling excited


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Darcie Brown's express pace rewarded with wicket on debut

Playing in her first T20I for Australia, 18-year-old Darcie Brown hurried up the White Ferns batters with her trademark pace and bounce and was embraced by her teammates when she struck with the key wicket of Frankie Mackay

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Aussies fall short in final-ball thriller to set up series decider

A gutsy chase from the White Ferns led by allrounder Frankie McKay saw the hosts defeat Australia in a final-ball thriller to set up a T20I series decider

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Gardner fireworks power Aussie win after early scare

Jess Jonassen starred with the ball to restrict the White Ferns to 6-130 before Ashleigh Gardner's unbeaten 73 helped Australia to a six-wicket win despite the loss of early wickets in the opening T20 in Hamilton



Perry still in the frame despite 'exciting' speed queens

The emergence of Tayla Vlaeminck and Darcie Brown does not mean Ellyse Perry's days as a new-ball bowler are over

Unplayable Podcast: Healy, Starc, the streak and Shield

Hear from two of Australia's best about the summer just gone and the season finale

Scoop Podcast: Season finale with Hannah Darlington

Young gun Hannah Darlington shares her experiences from first international tour


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Bowling unit fires as Australia sweep Rose Bowl series

Alyssa Healy brought the fireworks early with a rapid 46 from 39 before Austrlia's bowling attack spearheaded by Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham defended 149 in tricky conditions to secure a 24th consecutive ODI win

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Darcie Brown receives ODI cap No. 144 from Shelley Nitschke

Ahead Australia's third and final ODI against New Zealand, Darcie Brown was presented with cap No. 144 by legendary allrounder and current assistant coach Shelley Nitschke who read out a touching message from Brown's parents

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Haynes, Jonassen fire as Australia retain Rose Bowl

Rachael Haynes top-scored for Australia with 87 to power Australia to an imposing 7-271 at Bay Oval before Jess Jonassen led an impressive bowling display that saw the White Ferns bowled out inside 45 overs, 71 runs short of the required target