Create
Notifications
New User posted their first comment
Advertisement
England Women 220/10 (47.5 ov)
New Zealand Women 223/3 (46.4 ov)
New Zealand Women won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Amelia Kerr
Preview
Fantasy
Commentary
Scorecard
That’s it from us today. We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the game just as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. On behalf of my colleague, Sooryanarayanan Sesha and myself, Habil Ahmed, have a great day, folks! And don’t forget to stay safe :)
New Zealand win by 7 wickets; England win the series 2-1

The White Ferns finally have an ODI victory, Sophie Devine finally has an ODI victory as the skipper. And they sure have deserved this win. It started really well with Jess Kerr sending Dani Wyatt packing early in the innings. Captain Heather Knight (60 off 82) and Tammy Beaumont put together a great 109-run partnership for the second wicket to put the White Ferns on the back foot. 

The Kerr sisters and captain Sophie Devine would then turn things around for the team, however, as the English crumbled to a very chaseable 220 all out in the 48th over. Amelia Kerr was the star of the White Ferns’ bowling show, picking up 4 wickets as she cleaned up the tail in her 9th over.

The New Zealand batting didn’t get off to the best of starts either with both Natalie Dodd and Hayley Jensen back in the hut for single-digit scores as the English threatened to get the job done quickly. It wasn’t to be though. First, it was captain Devine and vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite who showed some resistance, putting up a 60-ball 36-run partnership.

When Kate Cross sent Devine packing, however, Amelia Kerr made her way out to the middle. Now, England were still in control at this point in the game but that would change, and quickly.

Satterthwaite and Kerr put together a masterclass in batting as they used their feet to take the attack to the opposition, keeping the White Fern in the game, in the process. The duo were particularly unkind to Sarah Glenn, dispatching her to all parts of the ground as she went for 42 runs in her 5 overs without any success.

30 overs later, this was New Zealand’s highest-ever fourth-wicket partnership (172*). Amy Satterthwaite, in the midst of it all, brought up her 7th ODI hundred, in a performance as dominant as any that you’d find. And while England go home with the series victory, this win, Sophie Devine’s first as the ODI skipper, will mean that much more given all the pain that has preceded it.
Heather Knight (Losing Captain today but Series winning Captain): Little bit frustrated today. We weren't able to finish it off. I think we were 30 runs short with the ball. I thought New Zealand came at us really hard, they bowled brilliantly in that spell up front and particularly first-change bowlers made it pretty tough for me and Tammy. We managed to get through that but weren't able to maximize the platform. But I think it was a really good learning, obviously with a year out from the World Cup I feel we will get a lot from this game. (Importance of this series) Been really important in getting where we need to be and identifying few things we need to get better at as well so I've been generally pleased with how the girls have gone. Just a few little things that we have identified now that we need to work on - playing on a pitch like this where its a little bit slow and those batters coming in have sort of been able to earn the right to then get hard at the back end. Amy showed her class today and Amelia as well - that partnership really cost us. They look a little bit of time to get going but when they were in they were able to put us under pressure. We were searching for wickets a little bit but we were 20-odd short and a few chances missed as well. (Middle order getting experience under pressure) Massively pleasing and we've got a really strong and experienced batting lineup. They know their game very well. Its just fine tuning it a little bit and working out how we are going to get those scores that are going to bat the other team out of the game and find a way to be able to get there.
Sophie Devine (Winning Captain today): Its my first win as ODI captain so its been a long time coming. Its great! We've spoken a lot about our batting and sticking in for longer periods of time and what better an example than Amy Satterthwaite leading from the front and Amelia Kerr - she's a bit of a gun isn't she? So nice to finish the job off. It was excellent (Jess Kerr's spell) and our bowlers had a chance to shine and put the English under pressure. They were really in a position to have a crack going into the last 20 so credit to our bowlers for pegging them back. I thought execution of plans and field sets were bang on today and we were able to bowl the side out which is always pleasing. People only see what happens on the field rather than all the work that goes into the nets and training. We've continued to save these skills and say that we believe in you and back you and we know that you've got the skills. Its just about putting it out on the park. For everyone to see that we've got the skills to beat the World Champs is pleasing for us. Massive (confidence booster)! We've been disappointed with the way how our ODI results haven't been upto scratch so its nice to know that we can foot it with the best and England have been brilliant this series. Tammy Beaumont has been outstanding with the bat and Nat Sciver as well has been incredible. For us to be able to snear one off them is hopefully a good sign for the T20 series. We spoke at the start of series in terms of giving players opportunities. Fran Jones; Brooke Halliday has been outstanding; a real silver lining for us this series has been to find them obviously with the World Cup coming up next year so its a fantastic opportunity to get out there and find people to fill those roles.
Tammy Beaumont (Player of the Series): Certainly seems like its going well, enjoying my role just trying to anchor the innings and let people bat around me. Nice to score a few runs out here but would have loved a win today. Guess that's the way it is (running out of partners). I found that wicket really hard to start so not surprised that the batters coming in found that difficult. It was really difficult to break that partnership between Amy and Amelia. They batted brilliantly but if we could have got one we might have got a couple as it was really hard to start on. (Key to her performance this series) Just having a mindset of being boring (laughs). We've played an awful lot of T20 cricket where you have to go out and chase it but this time I was just really trying to put a value on my wicket and make sure every time I did get out, they were getting me out and I was not giving my wicket away so just kept telling myself 'Be boring, be boring, be boring!' Certainly enough runs out there to get (in ODIs). Its just a case of staying out there long enough. The way Danni Wyatt, Heather Knight and Nat Sciver strike the ball - if someone's there at the other end, you are going to put on a good total. Really enjoyed over at Hagley Oval and the first game here. I think the wicket was a little bit harder today but it is good when there is a good contest between bat and ball anyway.
Amelia Kerr (Player of the Match): I'd like to donate (500 NZ dollars) to North City out of Tahawa. Few girls from the team from Tahawa, grew up playing there so pretty special to donate some money to them. England are a quality side and they put us under pressure early and I think the way Jess bowled up top was impressive and obviously Amy as well, she really anchored the innings; I've had a lot of chats with her so it was nice to get a big partnership. I found i really tough at the start, wasn't timing the ball at all so I knew if I could battle through and be there for Amy it was going to get easier. She is a world-class player and as much as I can learn off her the better I am going to get so it was nice to spend a lot of time in the middle with her. I don't think I necessarily felt comfortable at the start but I thought I probably needed to take a few risks and use my feet and look straight. After getting a few away I starting feeling more comfortable but had to take a few calculated risks first. Extremely important (the win), we have struggled lately in the one-day format and to beat England who are the World Champs is pretty special for us and it shows a lot of character how we have turned it around from the last two games.
Amelia Kerr is the Player of the Match for her figures of 4-42 and the impressive 72 not out!

Tammy Beaumont is the Player of the Series for 231 runs through the series.
That's the end of that. 7-wicket win for the White Ferns in the end. Something that has been a rarity in recent times but is this game a sign of things to come? We'll have to wait and see, of course! But for today, the White Ferns were very much the superior team. Emphasised by that 172-run partnership between Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr.
46.4 Natalie Sciver to Amelia Kerr, FOUR! SEALS THE GAME IN STYLE! THE WHITE FERNS FINALLY WIN A 50-OVER CONTEST AFTER AN ETERNITY! This was full and on middle stump, Kerr works it away easily and it seemed to tease the fielder running across from mid-wicket but alas she puts in a dive to no avail as the ball reaches the fence. THE WHITE FERNS WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
46.3 Natalie Sciver to Amy Satterthwaite, full and outside leg, took pace off on this one did Sciver, Satterthwaite paddles it off the front foot towards fine leg
46.2 Natalie Sciver to Amy Satterthwaite, pitched up on middle and leg, worked away easily off the front foot towards cow corner, they complete another brace
46.1 Natalie Sciver to Amy Satterthwaite, FOUR! Overpitched and too straight from Sciver. On middle and leg and all Satterthwaite has to do is loft it easily with a full swing over mid-wicket
The end is nigh, as they say. Just 9 more to win for the White Ferns in 24 balls. Safe to say no commentator's curse is taking this away from New Zealand.
Over: 46 | Summary: 6 0 1 1 4 1 Bowler: Sarah Glenn Score: 0/0
45.6 Sarah Glenn to Amy Satterthwaite, helped towards square leg for another single
45.5 Sarah Glenn to Amy Satterthwaite, this is all ending rather quickly now! Satterthwaite charges at a full length ball outside off and lofts it handsomely over mid-wicket for another boundary
45.4 Sarah Glenn to Amelia Kerr, 1 run, pushed down the ground off a length towards mid-off 
45.3 Sarah Glenn to Amy Satterthwaite, reallllly slow and wide from Glenn, Satterthwaite charges and waits for the ball to reach the bat before she glides it towards the point region
Amy Satterthwaite is now in a bit of a hurry! That brings up 150 of the partnership as well.
45.2 Sarah Glenn to Amy Satterthwaite, uses her feet and pushes this fullish delivery towards the covers
App download animated image Get the free App now