New Zealand Women 96/10 (19.4 ov)
England Women 99/3 (16 ov)
England Women won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Sarah Glenn
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Player of the game: Sarah Glenn: Really happy to break the partnerships and the bowlers supporting me as well. The wicket was good for the spin bowlers and the pitch did help me get extra turn as well. Sophie and me always communicate and discuss and it works well for us bowling together. She's a terrific cricketer both on and off the field, and it feels like I can learn a lot from her all the time.

Sophie Devine (losing captain): Katey Martin did well in the middle order but we were short of runs, completely outplayed by England. I think it's both, us being under par and England playing well. They are a world class team and they're really putting us under the pump. Pace bowlers didn't get a lot from this pitch so happy with what my girls have done. We're figuring it out how to execute and be back stronger.

Heather Knight (winning captain): Really good feeling on how the girls came out and executed the plans , especially the bowlers with the variations in the middle with the spin duo putting pressure, really good to have those guys for us, to have various match ups and constantly putting pressure. Yeah the mix is good in the team with experience and young players, we want to pass on all the experience we can for the future as well. Fielding has been really well yeah with the coach doing a great job and everyone working hard as well for us. 
England go 1 up in the series with an all-round show. After England, skipper Heather Knight won the toss and opted to bowl first. The England bowlers justified Knight's call as they bowled out the White Ferns for just 96 in 19.4 overs. The pitch was on the slower side to start with as the England bowlers gave no freebies to the New Zealand batters. The White Ferns kept losing wickets from the word go. Only keeper batter Katey Martin came up with a decent performance of 36 from 32 balls. 

There were wickets galore for the English bowlers. Natalie Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, and Sarah Glenn picked two wickets each. It was the spinners who choked the White Ferns innings in the middle overs. 
A target of 97 was never going to be tough for an experienced and skilled team like England. England openers Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt stitched a 50-run partnership to set the stage for a successful chase. But White Ferns made England toil hard for the win. Leigh Kasperek making her comeback in the New Zealand team picked two of the three England wickets. But it was never going to be enough. In the end, Natalie Sciver and Amy Jones took their side home. 
England have started the T20I series just the way kick-started their ODI series, with an emphatic win. England has now stitched 9 T20I wins in a row. A dominant performance from them. New Zealand would be disappointed but they have a few positives to take away from this match. 
Over: 16 | Summary: 0 1 0 2 1 4 Bowler: Sophie Devine Score: 99/3
15.6 Sophie Devine to Natalie Sciver, FOUR! Short pitched delivery coming into the right hander, and Sciver ain't leaving those ones out. Pulls it with perfection to beat deep square leg for the fence. That's another win for England, this time by 7 wickets. 
15.5 Sophie Devine to Amy Jones , slowish ball on the pads, punched towards long on for a single. 
15.4 Sophie Devine to Amy Jones , full on the pads flicked away for a couple of runs. 
15.3 Sophie Devine to Amy Jones , pace off, slower short ball. that is slapped onto the ground towards backward point. 
15.2 Sophie Devine to Natalie Sciver, short pitched delivery, pulled away towards deep mid wicket who takes it on the bounce. 
15.1 Sophie Devine to Natalie Sciver, good length delivery swinging away from the batter as it carries through to the keeper. 
Devine is back in the attack. 
Seven runs off the over. England now need just six more runs to win. They should be looking to wrap things up in the next couple of overs and go one up in the series. 
Over: 15 | Summary: 0 1 0 1 4 1 Bowler: Jess Kerr Score: 91/3
14.6 Jess Kerr to Natalie Sciver, full on the pads this time, punched towards deep mid wicket for a regulation single. 
14.5 Jess Kerr to Natalie Sciver, FOUR! Too wide and overpitched An easy shot for Sciver who drives it through the cover and point gap for a boundary. 
14.4 Jess Kerr to Amy Jones , full pitched delivery angling into the stumps. punched towards long on for a single. 
14.3 Jess Kerr to Amy Jones , quicker delivery, full pitched that is driven to cover for no run. 
14.2 Jess Kerr to Natalie Sciver, full and outside off, pushed through cover for a comfortable single. 
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