England Women Win Tri Series Final against New Zealand by 7 Wickets
New Zealand Women won the toss and decided to bat at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford this afternoon in the Final of the T20I Tri Series against England.
New Zealand 137-9 (Sophie Devine 31, Suzie Bates 31; Danielle Hazell 2-20, , Katherine Brunt 2-26, Sophie Ecclestone 2-26)
England 141-3 (Danni Wyatt 50, Tammy Beaumont 35; Amelia Kerr 2-22)
Result - England won by seven wickets
New Zealand began positively with openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates putting on 55 for ther first wicket off 5.3, however, after they were both out, the batting drive failed and they were 137-9 after their 20 overs.
In reply, England's Danni Wyatt (50) and Tammy Beaumont (35) set about the run chase with gusto, in an opening partnership of 81 off 9 overs. When they were out, Heather Knight (17*) and Natalie Sciver (21*) brought England home with nearly 3 overs to spare.
New Zealand and England Women now meet in 3 ODIs, starting on Saturday 7 July, at Headingley, Leeds.
England Women - Heather Knight(c) Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt ,Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor(wk), Danielle Hazell, Katie George, Katherine Brunt
New Zealand Women Suzie Bates(c), Sophie Devine, Katey Martin(wk), Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Jess Watkin, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Anna Peterson
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