• January 31, 2023

New Zealand v England: Tourists wrap up series with six-wicket win

Tammy Beaumont has scored 319 runs in five innings during the England tour of New Zealand

New Zealand 123-9 (20 overs): Satterthwaite 49 (30), Davies 4-23
England 124-4 (17.2 overs): Beaumont 63 (53), Knight 39 (39)
England won by six wickets; Lead series 2-0
Scorecard

England ended the series with a comfortable six-wicket win in their second Twenty20 against New Zealand in Wellington.

After the outing, New Zealand was limited to 123-9 and Freya Davies had the best career 49-23 including top scorer Amy Sattherthwaite (49).

England bounced back from 30-2 in response when Tammy Beaumont made a 53 ball 63 with Heather Knight with a score of 83.

Amy Jones hit the winning runs when England won by 16 balls.

The win means England will extend their winning run to 10 games in the completed T20. This run began after losing with six wickets in the opening game of the World Cup in March 2020.

Her only defeat in the format during this period was the controversial washout Semi-final against India.

The series ends on Sunday (03:00 GMT). Fans are allowed to play this game after Wellington lockdown restrictions are lifted.

dateopponentProfit margin
February 26, 2020Thailand98 runs
February 28, 2020Pakistan42 runs
March 1, 2020West Indies46 runs
September 21, 2020West Indies47 runs
23 September 2020West Indies47 runs
September 26, 2020West Indies20 runs
September 28, 2020West Indies44 runs
September 30, 2020West Indies3 doors
March 3, 2021New Zealand7 doors
March 5, 2021New Zealand6 doors

Davies and Beaumont impress

The 25-year-old right arm bowler made her England Twenty20 debut in March 2019 but struggled to use the formidable partnership of Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole as mainstays on the English side.

This last chance came because Brunt had a cold and stayed at the team hotel as a precaution while Shrubsole was recovering from a knee injury in England.

New Zealand lost both openings in power play again when Davies caught Hayley Jensen 12 times from Sophia Dunkley after being hit 11 times by their first five balls. In the previous game, Sophie Ecclestone removed captain Sophie Devine cheaply.

The hosts bounced back 84-2 before the innings broke up as they lost seven wickets for just 36 runs in 46 balls.

The off-spinner Sarah Glenn had caught Amelia Kerr (25 of 22) by surprise before the wicketkeeper Katey Martin fell two balls later in the same way.

Davies then took three wickets in a 10-ball spell as she bowled the formidable Satterthwaite and passed Maddy Green on the 15th without scoring before coming back to roll Kate Ebrahim on the 17th.

Nat Sciver has bowled Leigh Kasperek and Jess Kerr in consecutive balls to round off another excellent bowling show in England.

In the chase, Danni Wyatt was bowled for nine and Nat Sciver for a duck when England slipped to a precarious 30-2.

From there, Beaumont, who hit seven fours and a six in her fourth half century of the Tour, and Knight took control.

They produced an Imperial booth of 83 out of 70 balls to guide the tourists to a comfortable victory.

Beaumont was ahead of Kasperek, England took eleven to win, while Knight, who made a run-a-ball 39, was fired by Jensen and the tourists only needed two.

But Jones hit the next ball for two when England sealed the win – and left the T20 streak on a similar pattern to the one-day streak that preceded it.

Jack

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