With their win in the third ODI against New Zealand in Brisbane, the Australian women achieved 21 ODI victories in a row – a glorious run that began in March 2018.
Australia hit Ricky Ponting’s men’s record in 2003. And like this team, this is a great team of all time in action. After Australia last lost an ODI in October 2017, it achieved a record of 232 victories against New Zealand in Brisbane.
That they hit the milestone in the absence of their two best cricketers in Ellyse Perry, who missed the entire series, and captain Meg Lanning, who was injured for the game, is evidence of their incredible depth. During the epic journey, the Australian side overcame any strong opposition, including England, India, and the West Indies.
There are seven ODI series journey to get this record here you can remember the memories of Australia Women’s winning streak.
Australia Women’s V India Women’s In India 2017-2018 | Result 3-0
After losing to India in the semi-finals of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, this was a repayment. A consistent Nicole Bolton and an all-round Perry helped the visitors to overshadow Indian star players such as Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Shikha Pandey. Alyssa Healy finished the series win with her first ODI hundred. That feat would pave the way for Healy for a great couple of years, and in the time Australia has built their streak, Healy is the best runs scorer for them with 1,132 runs averaging 56.60.
3-0 v India— ICC (@ICC) October 7, 2020
3-0 v Pakistan
3-0 v New Zealand
3-0 v England
3-0 v West Indies
3-0 v Sri Lanka
3-0 v New Zealand
Meg Lanning and her troops equal Australia men's incredible record 👏
Their journey to the milestone: https://t.co/GBXUQUqfxG pic.twitter.com/vt5c9rHvDU
Australia Women’s v Pakistan Women’s In Malaysia 2018-2019 | Result 3-0
The Australian bowlers burned that streak when they played Pakistan twice for less than 125. Australia introduced spin duo Georgia Wareham and Sophie Molineux, who both became an integral part of the setup over the next two years. Molineux won 4/14 in their second game and 1/16 in 10 overs the next. Lanning, Healy, and Ash Gardner were also important contributors as Australia not only won the series 3-0, but also distinguished themselves for the way in which they dominated the games.
Australia Women’s v New Zealand Women’s in Australia 2018-2019 | Result: 3-0
Australia was pushed tight in the first game but was able to secure victory with five runs. This game was proof that the team did not need too few players. While Lanning, Healy, and Perry fell to single digits, Rachael Haynes and Jess Jonassen helped New Zealand achieve a defensible result. Jonassen later took 4/43 to finish the game. Perry later starred in the series and celebrated the first century of ODI. Jonassen, who fought his way back into the squad after an injury break, did an excellent job again in the second game with a five-wicket train. She was instrumental in Australia’s continued success, topping the wickets table during the series with 39 scalps.
Australia Women’s v England Women’s in England 2019 | Result: 3-0
Australia was driven near England in their first two games but the strength of the field brought them to safety again. The middle and lower tier of Australia, tested by England’s bowling attack in the first two games, made important contributions. By the third game, they had warmed up enough and Perry, from his phenomenal best performance, knocked out England with a career-best 7/22. Her spell staggered England at 21/6 before being bundled for 75. Australia won the series 3-0 and won the Ashes by a comfortable margin.
Australia Women’s v West Indies Women’s in West Indies 2019 | Result: 3-0
A Rubble Hat-trick, an all-around show by Perry and Healy who did it for a century, was the highlights of yet another clinical performance in Australia. In intense heat, the Aussies were scrambled as Lanning retired with back spasm and Mooney was forced to retire after a handsome half century in the second ODI due to exhaustion. Despite all adversities, Australia prevailed in the series and showed strength in all disciplines.
Australia Women’s v Sri Lanka Women’s in Australia 2019 | Result: 3-0
Australia was at its best again. Haynes beat their first ODI hundred, Healy and Lanning were consistent as always, and even when Chamari Athapaththu tried their best to fight for Sri Lanka, Australia drove home to another 3-0 whitewash. The clinical nature of the victories proved that this side was nearly unbeatable on their day.
Australia began their run of 21* consecutive ODI victories on 12 March 2018.— ICC (@ICC) October 8, 2020
Since then, only two players have a higher strike-rate in ODIs than Ashleigh Gardner (min. 200 runs) 🤯
🥇 Asif Ali 🇵🇰 128.92
🥈 Chloe Tryon 🇿🇦 124.89
🥉 Ashleigh Gardner 🇦🇺 123.84 pic.twitter.com/KASLflAtm6
Australia Women’s v New Zealand Women’s In Australia 2020 | Result 3-0
They hadn’t played ODI in over a year. They didn’t have a Perry. They didn’t have lanning for the last game. None of this mattered as Australia ruled over another series. There were contributions from nuts, top folders, and pacemakers as Australia extended its streak. The amazing strength and quality of the bank in the team was evident in the three-game series when they not only defeated the White Ferns but did so without breaking a sweat.