Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Andrew Miller

8.16pm That's the end of that, an entertaining tussle, and a series lead for England. From Miller and Valkerie, good night!

The Player of the Match is Heather Knight "Ironically we talked about approaching batting on slower, tougher wickets, and we fell short. Brunty was brilliant in adding some momentum, and the way she bowled at the top was unbelievable. We wanted 20 more, you had to really extend your partnerships, hide your ego as a batter, and be disciplined in what you attacked. A lot of learning, a bit closer than it felt in the end. We want to find ways to add to the team and improve it, as well as have a wider squad. Very frustrated at times in that innings, annoying [not to get three figures]. We've committed to managing players through the series."

Sophie Devine: "We got very close in the end, the deeper we take it, the closer we can get. We thought 250 was par on this wicket, very sedate, we knew we were capable but didn't keep wickets in hand. We saw the damage the lower order can do, it's one that got away, and that's the positive. We know that the game is going to ebb and flow, got to hang tough at times."

8.04pm Well, that got a bit squeaky in real time, but it's comfortable in the final analysis. Two outstanding innings on the night, one from Amy Satterthwaite, who finishes unbeaten on 79, the other from Heather Knight, who top-scored with 89. But it was the lack of support that proved the key for New Zealand. England had handy innings of 44 from Beaumont and 43 from Brunt, but until the tail wagged with the game all but lost, only Sophie Devine's 34 offered any support. A fine allround bowling performance defends a sub-par total of 241, and England are 1-0 up in the series.

Cross to Kasperek, OUT, clipped to mid-on, a sharp single, as the direct hit comes in, but Kasperek looks composed... ooh, hello! She was coasting! Winfield-Hill wins the match with a ping! She took a beat to line up the shy... and that was poor running at such a key moment, a stretch of the bat, and Kasperek would have been safely home

LM Kasperek run out 15 (24m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Cross to Kasperek, no run, touch of width, cracked hard on the drive to point
Cross to Kasperek, no run, yorker, dipping on the crease, well dug out

46 | 10 Runs | NZ-W: 211/9 (31 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 7.75)

  • Amy Satterthwaite79 (87b)
  • Leigh Kasperek15 (18b)
  • Katherine Brunt8-4-22-1
  • Kate Cross8-0-37-2

Jamie Dow : "It's not so much that England mean business now, as that they want to go home! "

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, better line and length, angled in, forcing respect on the front foot
Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, beaten outside off, through to the keeper

A tenth0-wicket record for NZ in women's ODIs...

Brunt to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, round the wicket, angled into the pads, a finely judged dink to midwicket, and an easy two. Brawling...

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2SW BatesLR Down
2nd15ML GreenLR Down
3rd14AE SatterthwaiteML Green
4th78SFM DevineAE Satterthwaite
5th15KJ MartinAE Satterthwaite
6th0AE SatterthwaiteBM Halliday
7th8AE SatterthwaiteHM Rowe
8th11AE SatterthwaiteJM Kerr
9th34AE SatterthwaiteLMM Tahuhu
10th34AE SatterthwaiteLM Kasperek