The New Zealand women's cricket team played their first Test match in 1935, when they lost to England. Since then they have only won two Tests, once against Australia, and once against South Africa.
Their greatest success in one-day cricket was when they won the 2000 World Cup under captain Emily Drumm. In a hotly contested final, they scored 184 to narrowly beat Australia by four runs, Australia being all out for 180.
They also play in the annual Rose Bowl series against Australia. On a tour to England in 2004, they played the first ever Twenty20 international (of either gender) against England.
Recently the team was involved in the 2007/2008 Rose Bowl series against Australia, a series that Australia won 3-2.
The team is known as the White Ferns, which is derived from the use of the fern as New Zealand's sporting emblem.
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