England Women 110-5 (Taylor 24, Nielsen 4-10) beat
New Zealand Women 109-6 (McGlashan 29) by 5 wickets
Fifth Twenty20 International, Invercargill
England Women wrapped up a 4-0 series win over New Zealand as they won the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Invercargill by five wickets.
New Zealand reached 109 for six batting first but despite Morna Nielsen returning figures of four for ten, England got home with seven balls in hand.
Sara McGlashan (29), Amy Satterthwaite (25), Elizabeth Perry (21 not out) and Suzie Bates (20) all made useful contributions with the bat to steer New Zealand to a competitive score, Satterthwaite reaching her 500th run in Twenty20 Internationals as she added a half-century stand with McGlashan for the third wicket.
A brace of wickets from Anya Shrubsole and Georgia Elwiss as well as one apiece from Arran Brindle and Laura Marsh kept England in the game.
Rachel Candy then trapped Charlotte Edwards in front for three as England's reply got off to a slow start but they were put back on course thanks to Laura Marsh (22) and Sarah Taylor (29).
Nielsen struck to remove both, as well as Lydia Greenway for six and Tamsin Beaumont for a golden duck to achieve new career-best figures but a career-best 23 not out from Brindle and an unbeaten 22 in as many balls from Jenny Gunn handed England victory.
The two sides now play three One-Day Internationals in Lincoln on 1st, 3rd and 5th March.
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