New Zealand Women 178-4 (McGlashan 65no, Satterthwaite 59) beat
England Women 176-9 (Greenway 65, Bermingham 4-35) by six wickets
Fifth One-Day International, Lord's
A 109-run stand for the fourth wicket between Amy Satterthwaite and Sara McGlashan paved the way for New Zealand Women to take a six-wicket win over England Women in the fifth and final One-Day International at Lord's.
The close nature of the series was reflected in another tight game and the result meant England took the series 3-2.
Batting first, England struggled as Erin Bermingham's four-wicket haul helped restrict the home side to 176 for nine and despite losing three quick wickets in reply, New Zealand sealed victory with a little more than three overs to spare.
Bermingham returned four for 35 by dismissing Sarah Taylor (5), Laura Marsh (11), Danielle Hazell (1) and Katherine Brunt (11) while two wickets apiece for Nicola Browne and Sophie Devine kept England under pressure throughout their innings.
Lydia Greenway was one of only two players to pass 20, and her 65 in 83 balls handed New Zealand a challenging total, while Heather Knight hit 34 before both were dismissed by Devine.
In reply, Lucy Doolan (16), Maria Fahey (4) and Suzie Bates (8) fell cheaply, the openers to Brunt and Bates to Marsh before Satterthwaite's 59 and McGlashan's unbeaten 65 turned the match decisively in New Zealand's favour.
Satterthwaite faced 89 balls, hitting six fours before she was caught by Brunt off Holly Colvin, which left McGlashan, who faced 113 deliveries, and captain Aimee Watkins, on 11, to see the game to its conclusion.
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