The White Ferns have fallen to Australia by six wickets in their second series match in Brisbane.
Despite a superb 77 from opener Suzie Bates and an early strike from Lea Tahuhu, Australia claimed a six-wicket win.
White Ferns captain Suzie Bates says, "It's a real shame to lose that game".
"We've competed well, we've just been short in a couple of areas".
The White Ferns will play their last match of the series in Canberra on Friday.