Heather Knight Leads England To An ODI Series Triumph Over New Zealand

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England won the five-match series with a game to spare in Derby, with to Heather Knight’s century, which propelled them to their most successful run chase in a one-day international.

As England chased 245 for victory under the lights, Captain Knight’s magnificent 101 enabled them comeback from a 71-3 deficit. Her century partnership with Amy Jones (40) helped England win the game, but she was disappointed to fall with England still needing eight runs from the final ten balls.

The hosts needed a run a ball to win in the last over, but Anya Shrubsole struck five runs off the first three balls, before Leigh Kasperek’s wide, which Katey Martin had tried in vain to stump Sophie Ecclestone, gave England the victory.

The return of Shrubsole from an ankle injury boosted the hosts, as she and Freya Davies each grabbed two wickets in what has been a fruitful series for the hosts’ seamers.

After resting Lea Tahuhu, who took five wickets in Leicester on Tuesday, and Molly Penfold, the White Ferns were missing a pace factor in their bowling.

Source: BBC Sport

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