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White Ferns swept aside by England

Updated: Jul 5

Amelia Kerr top-scored for the White Ferns in the loss to England in game three of the ODI series
Another high-scoring performance by Amelia Kerr for the White Ferns, but another loss for the side to England PHOTO: LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

England have scored a clean sweep n the ODI series against the White Ferns, however the visitors did show more of a fight in the third and final game in Bristol.


England won by five wickets, chasing down a target of 212 in a rain-reduced 42 overs.


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The match was delayed for 95 minutes before England won the toss and for the third time in the series New Zealand batted first.


The White Ferns scored 211-8 from their 42 overs with Amelia Kerr once again top scoring with 57 from 82 balls holding the inning together.


Suzie Bates made 24 at the top of the order and Georgia Plimmer was run out for seven.


Kerr and captain Sophie Devine (43) put on 68 runs for the third wicket. Maddy Green made five, Brooke Halliday was useful down the order again with 31, while Izzy Gaze scored four, Lauren Down 14 took the New Zealand score over 200 for the first time in the series.


Hannah Rowe made nine and Molly Penfold was not out one.


Lauren Bell took her maiden five wicket haul for England, finishing with 5-37. The other wicket take was Kate Cross with 2-46.


In reply Rowe took the early wicket of Tammy Beaumont in the first over and captain Heather Knight cheaply as well.


From 33-3 early on Nat Sciver-Brunt and Amy Jones put on 90 runs for the fifth wicket and took the game away from the New Zealand side.


Sciver-Brunt finished unbeaten on 76, while Jones made 50 from 50 balls.


Hannah Rowe finished with two wickets, while Molly Penfold, Amelia Kerr and Brooke Halliday took one each.


England completed the series 3-0 after a nine wicket victory in the first game and victory in the second by eight wickets.


The two sides now meet in five T20 internationals with the first in Southampton on Sunday.

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