New Zealand v England: Tourists win by 32 runs to complete clean sweep


England thrashed New Zealand by 33 runs to complete a clean sweep in their three-match Twenty20 series.

England, without captain Heather Knight through a minor hip injury, made 128-9 with Fran Wilson making an unbeaten 31.

Sophia Dunkley made 26, while captain Sophie Devine took 3-30 for the hosts.

New Zealand lost two wickets to Katherine Brunt in the first over, before spinners Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn and Mady Villiers took 6-36 to restrict the hosts to 96 all out.

England have now won their last 11 completed Twenty20 internationals, a run which started after a six-wicket defeat in their opening game of the World Cup in March 2020.

Their only blemish in the format during that time was the controversial washed-out semi-final against India that eliminated them from the tournament.

Fans were allowed at the game in Wellington after lockdown restrictions, that were implemented after the one-day series which England won 2-1, were lifted in the area.

It is still unknown when England will next be in action with their summer schedule still to be confirmed.


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