3 Jul 2010

White Ferns claim 20/20 series victory in England

8:33 am on 3 July 2010

The New Zealand Women's cricket team has won the three game 20/20 series against England 2-1 after beating the hosts by 9 runs in the deciding game in Hove.

A solid England bowling display saw the White Ferns restricted to just 124-8 from their 20 overs, but England struggled in reply and never looked like chasing the New Zealand total down.

The 2009 World Twenty20 winners England were left battling at 91-8 and despite a brave unbeaten 15 from tail-ender Katherine Brunt, it was the tourists who sealed victory as Lucy Doolan and Sophie Devine both claimed three wickets each.