Match Centre

Commentator: Alan Gardner

10.05pm: Time for the presentations, starting with England captain Nat Sciver: "We were a bit short with the bat, not starting well in the Powerplay doesn't help and having to rebuild, [although] Maia Bouchier had a brilliant debut. We couldn't get a partnership, 15 more runs and we would have been in with a shout. [Devine] She's been a brilliant allrounder for a long time, 100 games later she's still showing us how to do it. We were just slightly off in the bowling, but managed to fight back and put the pressure on. [Bouchier] That's what the Hundred's for, it expose players to pressure moments and she did brilliantly."

Sophie Devine is Player of the Match: "Feels good to be back in the winners' circle, been a tough 12-18 months but we know that we're growing as a team, nice to put out a performance against a quality England side. We've got to be honest, we've not won much lately, and winning is a habit, so to get the job done is great. I had full confidence in the girls. Nice to put it all together on the park, adapted quickly from the first game, where we were pretty rusty. [100th cap] We've got a curse for milestone games, think it's the first one anyone's won, so nice to break the hoodoo. Even though we lost the first game, the intent was there, so good for the group to push on with the run rate. Nice to be out running around and show the hard work we've been putting int. We were disappointed [after the first match] but this is part of building towards the World Cup and Commonwealth Games. It certainly helps to start to win game and know what it feels like."

There we go, simply Devine from New Zealand, they are up and running on this tour. Stick around for Valkerie's report, and we'll be back for more in a few days, as the teams move on to Taunton. Thanks for chipping in, as ever. Good night!

10pm: It was a nervy finish but NZ got there with room to spare in the end. Sophie Devine's half-century saw them most of the way, and although they lost 4 for 24 as the chase got tight, Katey Martin was the old head who scampered and scraped them over the line. England made a game of it, particularly through Mady Villiers' efforts in the field, but didn't have enough runs on the board. They'll doubtless be hoping to have Heather Knight back for the decider at Taunton on Thursday.

Here's Hiren: "No doubt about that due to Devine's all round performance both with bat and bowl helped New Zealand to win the match but 19 wides made an immense impact on England's defeat."

Farrant to Martin, 2 wides, full and drifting down leg, Martin scampers off as Saggers against signals wide - and that's it, NZ win by four wickets!
Farrant to Newton, 2 wides, short, sprayed down leg, Jones can't gather this... and they scamper a second wide, too!

Thamsyn Newton is next in, fielders crowding in the ring

Farrant to Jensen, OUT, floats the knuckle ball down leg with Jensen sweeping, Jones makes a good grab and appeals... Martin Saggers gives a wide, but England review, and there's a feather on UltraEdge as the ball goes through! Just a tickle of glove, Jensen will have to go. England four wickets from burgling a win!

HNK Jensen c †Jones b Farrant 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Farrant to Jensen, FOUR, smashed over cover, halves the requirement! Full and wide and Jensen piles into a slogged up-and-over that brings the game within touching distance

Down to 8 from 12, Farrant is back

18 | 5 Runs | NZ-W: 120/5 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 4.00)

  • Hayley Jensen3 (4b)
  • Katey Martin7 (8b)
  • Sophie Ecclestone4-0-20-0
  • Sarah Glenn4-0-24-1
Ecclestone to Jensen, 1 run, dabbed in front of point for another single

"Surely NZ can't lose it from here? It's less than a run a ball. The don't need death and glory type shots. Working the ones and twos will easily get then home." It sounds simple, Mark. But is there a cool head out there to bring it home for the White Ferns?

Ecclestone to Martin, 1 run, flighted, drifting leg side and squeezed out for one

NZ (W) 2nd innings Partnerships

1st31SW BatesSFM Devine
2nd37SFM DevineAE Satterthwaite
3rd32SFM DevineML Green
4th7ML GreenBM Halliday
5th8KJ MartinBM Halliday
6th9KJ MartinHNK Jensen
7th4KJ MartinTMM Newton