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White Ferns lose rain-shortened second T20

The Black Ferns has lost the second T20 to Englnad on a wet day in Hove
The weather at Hove was about as bright as the White Ferns performance as they lost the second T20 to England. PHOTO: ENGLAND CRICKET

The White Ferns have fallen to England once again, this time in a rain shortened T20 game at Hove by 23 runs.


Alice Capsey and Maia Boucher helped England to an impressive total which proved more than enough when Charlie Dean destroyed the New Zealand batters


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Persistent rain delayed the start by two hours and cut the match to nine overs per side.


Capsey's 28 off 15 balls and Bouchier's 23 off 15 set England up for a total of 89-6, then Dean took 2-3 in a single over as New Zealand crumbled to 42 for 5 in 6.4 overs before the rain returned to end the match even more prematurely than expected.


England have now taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series which moves to Canterbury on Thursday.


The White Ferns won the toss and opted to bowl first. They made two changes to the side which lost the opening match at Southampton on Saturday by 59 runs, bringing in seamer Hannah Rowe and offspinner Leigh Kasperek for Fran Jonas and Eden Carson.


Lea Tahuhu and Amelia Kerr both taking two wickets each from their two overs.


At bat for New Zealand Brooke Halliday was the only player to reach double figures with 14, otherwise Sophie Devine reached nine and Isabelle Gaze 8.



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