Sciver Hat-Trick Puts England Into The Final

Natalie Sciver
Natalie Sciver took the fourth hat-trick in Women's Twenty20 International cricket as England qualified for the final
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England Women 125-8 (Wyatt 37, Sciver 27) beat
New Zealand Women 106 (Gunn 5-18) by 19 runs

Natalie Sciver took a hat-trick to help England Women beat New Zealand Women by 19 runs and book their place in the final of the Twenty20 International tri-series in Barbados.

Sciver had earlier hit 27 and Danielle Wyatt 37 as England posted 126 for eight and she then returned figures of four for 21 to seal victory.

Despite Suzie Bates top scoring with 46, New Zealand were bowled out for 106 with Jenny Gunn taking five for 18.

The White Ferns were looking good with Bates and Sophie Devine (25) batting together before Sciver and Gunn combined to end their chances.

Sciver's hat-trick is just the fourth in Women's Twenty20 International cricket.

England had also made a good start to their innings before a rain break at 44 for one interrupted their progress and New Zealand struck immediately afterwards.

Howevrer Wyatt and Sciver then put them on course for a winnng score and although Sian Ruck and Morna Nielsen took two wickets apiece, they couldn't quite limit England's scoring enough.

England will play the West Indies in their final group game tomorrow (24th October) and the two sides will meet again in Saturday's final (26th October).

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

6th October: 1st ODI, Kingston
NZL 225-8 beat WIN 224 by 1 run
8th October: 2nd ODI, Kingston
WIN 148 beat NZL 59 by 89 runs
10th October: 3rd ODI, Kingston
WIN 238-6 beat NZL 143 by 95 runs
14th October: West Indies v New Zealand
WIN 104-6 beat NZL 81 by 23 runs
16th October: England v New Zealand
ENG 111-5 beat NZL 109-6 by 5 wickets
18th October: West Indies v England
WIN 140-6 beat ENG 129-6 by 11 runs
20th October: West Indies v New Zealand
NZL 101-7 beat WIN 92-8 by 9 runs
22nd October: England v New Zealand
ENG 125-8 beat NZL 106 by 19 runs
24th October: West Indies v England
WIN 118-7 & 9-0 beat ENG 118-7 & 6-1 (Super Over)
26th October: Final - West Indies v England
WIN 119-2 beat ENG 115-5 by 8 wickets
29th October: 1st ODI, Trinidad
ENG 5-0 v WIN - no result, rain
1st November: 2nd ODI, Trinidad
ENG 127-3 beat WIN 126 by 7 wickets