Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Andrew Miller

39 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ-W: 169/9 (14 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.33, RRR: 4.66)

  • Jess Kerr6 (5b)
  • Tash Farrant7-0-23-1
  • Charlie Dean8-0-36-4

6.25pm So that's the end of that. Another gripping encounter. From Miller and Valkerie, thanks and goodnight!

The Player of the Match is Danni Wyatt: "What a win, showed a lot of fight with the bat and Charlie Dean exceptional with the ball. I had 35 overs to bat, so get my head down, take low risks, enjoyed batting out there. I went and gave Lauren a hug for the run-out, I'm really sorry!"

Sophie Devine: "We're extremely disappointed, bowled England out for a sub-par total, we back ourselves to win those, rain-break or not, it was never run-rate pressure that would get us, it was wickets. You can't lose them in clumps against a strong English side. Got to go back to the drawing board, we tried too hard to get the lower-order out. Have another crack on Tuesday. Got to have a bit of mongrel about us, winning is a habit and we haven't won much of late. Got to back ourselves, and tip it over the line."

Heather Knight: "A bit of a steal wasn't it? What character, Danni and Tash Farrant played a brilliant hand, they were on top until the rain-break then Charlie Dean came in and bowled like that, my plans for the bowlers changed about 20 times. I'm really chuffed for Danni in her 200th game. We won a game we shouldn't really win. In tournament cricket, like Ashes and World Cup, we might have to defend 200 in the World Cup, they are the worst to lose and the best to win. We've been tested, which is really pleasing."

6.11pm That's a gutsy effort from England. They were undoubtedly helped by the rain break, but they needed to make their regroup count as they picked off the remaining six wickets for victory. Charlie Dean takes the plaudits for her four wickets, in only her second ODI, but fittingly it is Farrant who claims the final wicket, seeing as her defiant 22 at No.11 was instrumental in England's revival. Without that, Danni Wyatt would have run out of partners before she could compile a matchwinning half-century.

As for New Zealand, another tale of what might have been. They had England at their mercy at 118 for 6, following the run out of Winfield-Hill, and even at 145 for 9. And they were in control of the chase too at 61 for 1. But Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone broke through before the rain, and then after the DLS readjustment, they never got going.

Celine : "With due credit to Eng-W, it's the NZ-W batters who did not deliver. The NZ-W bowlers had done a good job!"

Farrant to Tahuhu, OUT, punched to cover, and England have won! Fuller length, Tahuhu slid back and across, trying to open up the boundary option, but was cramped on the stroke, and Knight made no mistake!

LMM Tahuhu c Knight b Farrant 4 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Farrant to Kerr, 1 leg bye, fired into the pads, from round the wicket, flicked into space for another single
Farrant to Tahuhu, 1 run, hauled into space on the leg side, but they settle for one as Dunkley gathers with her bullet arm
Farrant to Tahuhu, no run, fires in the yorker from round the wicket, clipped to short midwicket. The dot is applauded by the crowd
Farrant to Kerr, 1 run, cross-batted wipe to wide long-on
Farrant to Kerr, FOUR, edged past the gloves! wide on the crease, a slash past the keeper. Can't cut that off... precious runs to take the requirement into the teens

Back comes Farrant with a game to win

NZ (W) 2nd innings Partnerships

1st40SW BatesLR Down
2nd23ML GreenLR Down
3rd1AE SatterthwaiteLR Down
4th21SFM DevineAE Satterthwaite
5th29SFM DevineBM Halliday
6th7KJ MartinBM Halliday
7th14HM RoweBM Halliday
8th16LM KasperekBM Halliday
9th10LM KasperekLMM Tahuhu
10th8LMM TahuhuJM Kerr