The Rose Bowl hasn’t been won by NZ since 1999, while the Aussies remain unbeaten in bilateral ODI series since the 2013-14 summer.
White Ferns spinner Leigh Kasperek finished with 6-46 from her 10 overs – the best ever figures in an ODI against Australia – as the Aussies fell from 1-180 to 7-271.
Australia had been sent in by NZ skipper Amy Satterthwaite at the Bay Oval, but were soon on the front foot as Haynes (87 from 105 balls), Alyssa Healy (44 from 50) and Meg Lanning (49 from 51) took control.
The White Ferns, therefore, did relatively well to restrict Australia to a sub-300 total, but lost key wickets throughout the chase with Aussie tweakers Jess Jonassen (3-29 from 10 overs) and Georgia Wareham (2-39 from 10) playing key roles in what proved to be a comfortable victory, with NZ bowled out for 200 in an even 45 overs, well short of Australia’s 7-271 from their 50 overs.
Haynes was named player of the match and said the retention of the Rose Bowl meant more to the side than the winning streak.
She added that playing the series this time of year in New Zealand was highly beneficial in preparation for next year’s World Cup, which will be held in NZ early next year.