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CRICKET - Women 07 Jul, 2024

England Women beat New Zealand by 59 runs in opening T20I match
England Women beat New Zealand by 59 runs in opening T20I match

Sports Bulletin Report

Southampton (England): Hosts English Women defeated New Zealand by 59 runs in the opening fixture of a five-match T20 International series at The Utilita Bowl, Southampton, Englnad on Saturday.

England Women opened their five-match Vitality IT20 series against New Zealand with a 59-run win at The Utilita Bowl, Southampton. Opener Danni Wyatt's 76 from 51 balls, Nat Sciver-Brunt's 47 from 23 as well as Freya Kemp's unbeaten 26 saw England finish on 197-3.

Sarah Glenn, one of England’s four spinners in their line-up, took three wickets in the 10th over, including Suzie Bates on 43 and captain Sophie Devine for a duck which were decisive. Charlie Dean took two while Linsey Smith, Sophie Ecclestone and left-arm seamer Kemp claimed a wicket each.

Women’s One-Day International Series:

26 June: 1st Women’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street – England won by nine wickets

30 June: 2nd Women’s One-Day International – New Road, Worcester – England won by eight wickets

3 July: 3rd Women’s One-Day International – Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol – England won by five wickets

Women’s T20 Series:

6 July: 1st Women’s IT20 – The Utilita Bowl, Southampton – England won by 59 runs

9 July: 2nd Women’s IT20 – The 1st Central County Ground, Hove

11 July: 3rd Women’s IT20 – The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

13 July: 4th Women’s IT20 – The Kia Oval, London

17 July: 5th Women’s IT20 – Lord’s, London.