Aussie bats chasing 129 for T20 series win

Georgia Wareham (R) celebrates one of her three Kiwi wickets in the second T20 international.
Georgia Wareham (R) celebrates one of her three Kiwi wickets in the second T20 international.

Australia spinners Georgia Wareham and Sophie Molineux have put the hosts in the box seat for a Twenty20 series win against New Zealand, taking five wickets between them as the Kiwis managed just 128 in Brisbane.

Leg-spinner Wareham took 3-26, razor-sharp wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy awarded a line-ball stumping for the second-straight day, while another dubious caught behind ensured the rub of the green remained with the hosts.

But they didn't need the luck, the world champions tight from the first Jess Jonassen over before Wareham and Molineux (2-17) ripped through the New Zealand top order.

Delissa Kimmince then chimed in with three late wickets as Australia bowled New Zealand out in the final over to set sights on a 13th-straight victory against them in all formats.

Healy's fast hands caught Sophie Devine's foot in the air during Saturday's win and, after a lengthy third umpire review on Sunday, she added Amy Sattertwaite to her tally.

Like Devine on Saturday, Satterthwaite (30 off 25) loomed as key to New Zealand's innings.

But her promising innings was cut short after a lengthy review using numerous angles finally found that her foot hadn't shuffled back behind the crease in time.

Lauren Down was then given out caught behind, despite a weak appeal from behind the stumps, compounding New Zealand frustrations in a series that does not feature decision review system technology.

Those dismissals moved Healy (92) ahead of India great MS Dhoni (91) to the top of the list in T20 internationals.

The sides will play a third T20 game on Wednesday before a three-game one day series also in Brisbane.

Australian Associated Press