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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).

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