The first match of the ODI series between England Women and New Zealand Women was played yesterday at County Ground, Bristol, in which England Women beat New Zealand Women by 30 runs.
New Zealand Women won the toss and invited England Women to bat first, England Women batted first, the entire team was all out for 241 runs in the third ball of the last over, England Women started very well, Winfield Hill and Tammy Beaumont came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start partnership of 44 runs, England Women's first wicket fell for 44 runs, Winfield Hill was dismissed for 21 runs, the next batsman Heather Knight came to bat, handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership of 65 runs with Tammy Beaumon, the second wicket of the inning fell for 109 runs, Tammy Beaumont was dismissed for 44 runs in 75 balls with the help of 6 boundaries, after that three wickets fell very quickly, Natalie Sciver for 2 runs, Amy Ellen Jones 2 runs, and Sophia Dunkley for 5 runs, then Katherine Brunt came to bat, handled the inning and played a superb half-century partnership of 88 runs with Heather Knight, the sixth wicket of the inning fell in 228 runs Heather Knight dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 89 runs with the help of 8 boundaries in 107 balls, after that 4 wickets fell very quickly, Katherine Brunt dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 43 runs off 51 balls with the help of 5 boundaries, Sophie Ecclestone 5 runs, Kate Cross 5 runs, Charlotte Dean 1 run, and Freya Davies remained unbeaten without scoring, thus England Women batting first after losing the toss, the entire team was all out after scoring 241 runs in 49.3 over, and set a target of 242 runs New Zealand women.
New Zealand women's bowler Jess Kerr took 3 wickets, Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu took 2-2 wickets, Hannah Rowe and Leigh Kasperek took 1-1 wicket.
New Zealand Women chasing 242 runs in the second inning, the entire team was all out just for 211 runs in the third ball of the 43 over, lost the match by 30 runs, New Zealand Women's start very badly, lost 3 wickets just for 31 runs, Suzie Bates 1 run, Lauren Down 5 runs, and Maddy Green was out for 19, followed by Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine took over the inning, and played a brilliant partnership of 78 runs, the fourth wicket of the inning fell for 109 runs, Sophie Devine was dismissed for 34 runs in 59 balls after that four wickets fell very quickly, Katey Martin 9 runs, Hannah Rowe 1 run, Jess Kerr 5 runs, and Brooke Halliday was dismissed without score, then Lea Tahuhu came to bat and held the inning for a while with Amy Satterthwaite, the ninth wicket of the inning fell in 177 runs Lea Tahuhu dismissed for 25 runs in 14 balls, the last batsman Leigh Kasperek came to bat and played well for a while with Amy Satterthwaite, the last wicket of the innings fell for 211 runs, Leigh Kasperek was run out for 15 runs in 21 balls, and Amy Satterthwaite remains unbeaten after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 79 runs with the help of 10 boundaries in 87 balls. In this way, New Zealand Women chasing 242 runs in the second inning, the entire team was dismissed just for 211 runs in 43.3 overs, end of the result lost the match by 30 runs.
England Women's bowlers performed brilliantly, Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, and Sophie Ecclestone took 2-2 wickets, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, and Charlotte Dean got 1-1 wicket.
England Women's batsman Heather Knight was adjudged the best player of the match, she played a brilliant half-century inning of 89 runs with the help of 8 boundaries in 107 balls.
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