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Jenny Gunn Fires England Into 2-1 Series Lead

Jenny Gunn Fires England Into 2-1 Series Lead
Jenny Gunn Fires England Into 2-1 Series Lead
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England Women 223-4 (S Taylor 64, Greenway 45no) beat
New Zealand Women 220-9 (Watkins 68, Gunn 5-31) by six wickets
Third One-Day International, Derby

England Women moved into a 2-1 series lead over New Zealand Women with a six-wicket win in the third One-Day International at Derby.

An entertaining match saw Jenny Gunn return career-best figures of five for 31 as New Zealand recovered from a poor start to post 223 for four and after rain delays, England reached their target with eight balls to spare.

Their run chase was set up by an opening partnership of 108 between Sarah Taylor (64) and Heather Knight (42) although New Zealand fought back, Amy Satterthwaite dismissing Taylor and Charlotte Edwards (7) with Knight falling to Aimee Watkins and Claire Taylor being trapped in front by Sian Ruck.

However, Lydia Greenway then stroked an unbeaten 45 and Gunn completed a fine game with an innings of 37 not out in 43 balls to take her side home.

She had earlier ripped through the New Zealand line-up to dismiss Lucy Doolan (34), Maria Fahey (18), Suzie Bates (0), Sara McGlashan (0) and Liz Perry (28) to leave the tourists struggling at 108 for six after Satterthwaite was also run out.

It took an innings of 68 in 65 balls from captain Watkins to haul New Zealand up to a competitive score before she became one of two wickets for Edwards.

The fourth match in the five-game series is in Barnsley on Saturday (17th July).

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