Australia celebrated a world record win but not for long as they eye off keeping the streak going in New Zealand

The magnitude of Australia’s world record one-day win on Sunday sank in during a “pretty special” moment as they were about to launch in to their team song in New Zealand.

With their arms linked coach Matthew Mott took a moment to remind the all-conquering outfit, which had just won a 22nd straight one-day international, a winning run which began in October 2017, of what they had just done.

“That was actually pretty special,” Megan Schutt, who was player of the match after taking 4-32, said on Monday, still basking in the glow of the team’s achievement.

“As we were standing a circle about to sing our team song, Motty actually acknowledged what we had just done and I think our arms went a bit dead from holding up so long, chatting about it. It was really cool.

“It was something we didn’t speak about before we went out into the field but we definitely acknowledged it afterwards because it was a pretty special achievement.”

There were post-match celebrations, including players heading out for a “bit of a bev”, although they were subdued.

The record added to a growing list of achievements for captain Meg Lanning’s all-conquering outfit.

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But their thirst for success is relentless, and with a game to play on Wednesday, to keep the winning streak going and seal a series win the Aussies were denied by rain in the T20s, focus is never far from the next game.

“We always want to win, every game, so yeah, adding to a tally is great but we are trying to win a Rose Bowl, and if we keep this streak going, even better,” Schutt said.

“We’ve had some past mistakes too where we have maybe taken our foot off the pedal and let teams back in to a series, that’s something we are aware of, and New Zealand have the capability to come back.”

Schutt, who struck with her first ball of the match on Sunday, said there would be no chance of a drop-off in motivation for the Aussies despite sealing the world record.

There are there two more ODIs to go which loom as the best chance to bed down plans for next year’s World Cup in New Zealand where the pressure will on the world record holders to win a trophy they don’t yet have.

“And because we’ve done the quarantine (in New Zealand), tat’s what motivates us. there is no point coming out and playing slack cricket when we have quarantined for two weeks,” Schutt said.

“For us, every game you play for Australia is a special one, we have a Rose Bowl on offer, it’s leading to bigger and better things with the World Cup … that’s every motivator you need.”

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