Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Alan Gardner

9.40pm: Time for the presentations, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine is Player of the Series: "Great game of cricket, credit to England, they held their nerve. Disappointing not to win but we'll take a lot of learnings from it. [Satterthwaite 20th over] It was a mid-pitch conversation between half a dozen of us but Amy's got the experience, we thought pace off the ball and trying to get them to hit to the bigger boundary, but it didn't come off."

England's captain Heather Knight is Player of the Match: "Lovely night. Bit rusty, to be honest, but New Zealand were fantastic. Great to get over the line. We weren't perfect but lots of good performances, different people contributing at different times. [50 runs from last four] We're always trying to be better, times we've been brilliant at the death. Got off to a good start, didn't take wickets but reined them in. [Dunkley] What a summer, really important for her to soak up the pressure and get us over the line."

Right, that's a wrap for the T20Is. The teams move on play five ODIs that will form a big part of World Cup planning. We'll be back for that next week. Until then, thanks for your comments as always. Cheerio!

9.30pm: What a finish, England scraping home with one ball to spare! Always a tough ask to defend single figures from the last over, but Amy Satterthwaite seemed up to the task until she finally gave up a boundary ball. Heather Knight got England most of the way there, but it required a nerveless contribution from Sophia Dunkley to ice the chase, another match-winning knock in her breakthrough summer. Credit to NZ, after a heavy defeat in the opener, they've pushed England all the way to keep the series alive right to the very end

Satterthwaite to Dunkley, FOUR, full toss, dispatched through midwicket! Slam Dunkley at the death! She smashes it beyond the despairing dive of Jensen on the boundary - and England win by four wickets, taking the series 2-1
Satterthwaite to Dunkley, 2 runs, full and flighted, driven firmly and they push for two... think Satterthwaite got a fingertip on it, the ball trickling towards long-on, which enabled them to come back
Satterthwaite to Brunt, 1 run, Brunt comes down, doesn't get much on it but scurries up the other end. Satterthwaite happy to concede one
Satterthwaite to Brunt, no run, round the wicket, looped up full outside off stump, swing and a miss from Brunt!

Katherine Brunt marches out

Satterthwaite to Bouchier, OUT, hits leg stump! Tossed up and Bouchier aims a heave across the line, nowhere near connecting as it skids through and hits the target! Tips the balance back towards NZ

ME Bouchier b Satterthwaite 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Bouchier retains the strike, then. England need 7 from 6... and the experienced Satterthwaite is going to bowl the final over

19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG-W: 138/5 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.26, RRR: 7.00)

  • Maia Bouchier1 (1b)
  • Sophia Dunkley16 (19b)
  • Sophie Devine4-0-29-1
  • Amy Satterthwaite3-0-21-0
Devine to Bouchier, 1 run, full and Bouchier plays a lofted straight drive, bounces short of long-off

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st16DN WyattTT Beaumont
2nd26DN WyattNR Sciver
3rd0DN WyattHC Knight
4th55HC KnightAE Jones
5th40HC KnightSIR Dunkley
6th1SIR DunkleyME Bouchier
7th7KH BruntSIR Dunkley