Cricket: Emerging players team beaten

The New Zealand women's emerging players team suffered a heavy loss to the Australian Shooting Stars in the third 50-over match at Blacktown Olympic Park Oval, Sydney today.

The home team won by 184 runs and took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-four series with Australia's Beth Mooney starring with an impressive unbeaten 107 as Australia made 279-7 from their 50 overs.

Chasing a formidable 280 runs to win the visitors were bundled out for 95 with Australia claiming victory in the 26th over.