Sky Sports – England spinner Sophie Ecclestone took four wickets to seal a resounding 54-run victory over New Zealand in the Tri-Nation T20 series at Taunton.

Summary

  • England spinner Sophie Ecclestone took four wickets to seal a resounding 54-run victory over New Zealand in the Tri-Nation T20 series at Taunton.
  • The left-armer finished with figures of 4-18 as New Zealand were bowled out for just 118 – well short of their victory target and with nine balls to spare.
  • England’s innings of 172-8 against the Kiwis was built around an excellent knock from Nat Sciver, who struck 59 from 37 balls.
  • New Zealand lost early wickets in the powerplay and, despite Suzie Bates and Maddy Green both getting starts, they never looked likely to seriously challenge their opponents’ total.
  • Ecclestone and captain Heather Knight (2-17) turned the screw as New Zealand’s run of 12 straight T20 victories was brought to a crushing end.


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