New Zealand Clinches Consolation Win, England Secures ODI Series

England Triumphs

New Zealand Clinches Consolation Win, England Secures ODI Series

Third ODI, New Zealand vs England: Scorecard

In the third ODI in Hamilton, New Zealand’s returning captain Sophie Devine led the team to a seven-wicket victory, remaining unbeaten with a score of 100*. This win served as a consolation for the hosts as England claimed the ODI series.

Devine, who missed the last three matches due to a quad strain, made a significant impact in the third ODI, proving her late entry to the squad beneficial for the hosts.

With the help of Amelia Kerr (31) and Maddy Green (38*), Devine managed to stitch half-century stands, leading the White Ferns to chase down 195 with seven wickets to spare in the 39th over.

England’s decision to bat first in the third ODI backfired as New Zealand bowlers made early breakthroughs. Despite contributions from England captain Heather Knight (31) and Nat Sciver-Brunt (27), the batters failed to convert their starts. The middle-order also faltered until Amy Jones (50) and Charlie Dean (38) stepped up. However, the Kerr sisters and Hannah Rowe’s solid bowling performance led to England being bowled out for just 194 in the 47th over.

England won the ODI series against New Zealand 2-1

ICC Women’s Championship Standings 2022-25

This victory earned New Zealand two crucial points in the current ICC Women’s Championship Standings, moving them to No.4, just below England at No.3. Only one point separates the two teams now.

Despite the loss in the third ODI, England had a successful tour in New Zealand, first winning the five-match T20I series 4-1 and then the ODI series.

England showcased impressive performance in the ODI series, winning the first ODI by four wickets and the second by 56 runs, thus securing an unassailable lead.

In the first ODI, England bowled out New Zealand for 207, with Lauren Bell and Charlie Dean picking up three wickets each. A stunning 92* from Amy Jones powered England to a clinical win.

Struggling at 79/6, the seventh-wicket stand between Jones and Dean (42*) revived the failing England innings and the pair took their team over the line in the 42nd over.

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In the second match, England opted to bat first and posted 252 on the board; opener Tammy Beaumont top-scoring with 81. Despite a middle-order slump, a fighting 48 from Amy Jones ensured the visitors set a competitive target.

The England bowlers strangled the scoring-rate of the hosts right from the beginning. Brooke Halliday (57) and wicket-keeper Isabella Gaze (47) offered some resistance in the middle overs but disciplined bowling ensured the visitors kept a firm control of the match.

Nat Sciver-Brunt was the pick of the bowlers in the second ODI, accounting for the wickets of Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr and Jess Kerr.

Amy Jones was the Player of the Series and also the top run-scorer, accumulating 190 runs in three matches at an average of 95.00.

Jess Kerr was the highest wicket-taker with 7 scalps at an average of 19.57.