Sun. Oct 24th, 2021


New Zealand beat England by three wickets in tense third ODI to keep the five-match series alive; Lea Tahuhu takes career-best 5-37 and hits winning runs while Maddy Green makes unbeaten 70 as White Ferns chase down 179; Katherine Brunt’s 49no and 4-22 in vain for England

Last Updated: 21/09/21 8:09pm

Lea Tahuhu was in sparkling form as she took 5-37 and then scored an unbeaten 19 to seal the win

Lea Tahuhu was in sparkling form as she took 5-37 and then scored an unbeaten 19 to seal the win

Lea Tahuhu and Maddy Green were the stars as New Zealand claimed a nervy three-wicket win over England in the third one-day international to keep the five-match series alive.

Tahuhu tore through England’s top-order to take a career-best 5-37 before coming in late on and sealing the victory with a six after Green (70no) had led the chase of 179.

England had Katherine Brunt to thank for ensuring the game was as close as it was, the 36-year-old all-rounder hit an unbeaten 49 to help her side salvage something for their innings having been 78-7 before taking 4-22 with the ball.

However, that was not enough as Green held her nerve and had valuable support from Amy Satterthwaite (33) and Brooke Halliday (25) to clinch victory in the 46th over, ending their losing streak to claw it back to 2-1 in the series.

More to follow…

Watch the fourth ODI between England and New Zealand, at Derby, live from 12.30pm on Thursday on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel.





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