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England Ladies beat New Zealand to win T20 sequence 3-0 after eleventh victory in a row within the format


England Ladies wrap up 3-0 sweep over New Zealand in T20 sequence; Nat Sciver steps in as captain for the injured Heather Knight as vacationers win eleventh T20 match in a row; Mady Villiers takes three wickets as New Zealand skittled for 96 chasing 129 to win

Final Up to date: 07/03/21 7:06am

England Ladies swept New Zealand 3-0 within the T20 sequence after reeling off an eleventh straight win within the format

Nat Sciver stepped in as captain for the injured Heather Knight as England Ladies accomplished a 3-0 T20 sequence sweep over New Zealand with their eleventh consecutive win within the format.

Sciver, main England for the primary time with Knight nursing a minor hamstring grievance, took the match-winning wicket as her aspect skittled New Zealand for 96 to win by 32 runs because the hosts chased 129 for a comfort victory at Wellington’s Sky Stadium.

England discovered issues difficult with the bat – Fran Wilson (31no from 23 balls), who was enjoying her first sport of the sequence, and Sophia Dunkley (26 off 29) the top-scorers of their complete of 128-9 – however they have been scientific with the ball.

Off-spinner Mady Villiers picked up 3-10, whereas left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone (2-19) and seamer Katherine Brunt (2-19) additionally impressed because the hosts have been dismissed in 18 overs.

Brunt – again within the aspect after lacking the second sport of the sequence with a head chilly – lowered New Zealand to 1-2 within the first over of the chase after banishing Sophie Devine and Hayley Jensen lbw for geese.

Amy Satterthwaite (25) and Amelia Kerr (18) – each of whom went on to be stumped by England wicketkeeper Amy Jones – steadied the innings barely, taking the White Ferns to 37-2, just for the hosts to then lose seven wickets for 26 runs to tumble to 63-9.

Villiers dismissed Katey Martin (3) within the Tenth over after which went on to take away Kate Ebrahim and Leigh Kasperek for geese from successive balls within the twelfth.

Maddy Inexperienced (20) and Rosemary Mair (13no) prolonged the New Zealand innings with a Tenth-wicket stand of 33 however a convincing England win was sealed when Sciver had Inexperienced caught by Ecclestone.

England had received the previous ODI sequence 2-1 however have been denied a clear sweep when a century from Satterthwaite steered New Zealand to victory within the last sport.

The vacationers managed to wrap up a 3-0 win within the T20s, although, even when that appeared in some jeopardy midway by means of Sunday’s sport with solely Wilson, Dunkley, Jones (15) and Tammy Beaumont (14) reaching double figures.

England slipped to 34-3 and 84-6 as they misplaced wickets at common intervals on a spinning pitch after being inserted by New Zealand, for whom captain Devine took 3-30 from her 4 overs.

Sciver’s aspect have been 88-6 with 5 overs to go – Sciver having earlier been run out for 9 – however they managed an extra 40 runs from that time, with Wilson, Ecclestone (9) and Sarah Glenn (7) hitting boundaries.

England subsequently reached a complete manner past New Zealand’s grasp, with every member of the vacationers’ bowling assault then occurring to choose up a minimum of one wicket – Sciver (1-20), Glenn (1-21) and Freya Davies (1-7) supporting Brunt, Ecclestone and Villiers.