White Ferns collapse to series defeat against England

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The White Ferns top-order struggled against the pace of bowlers Katie George and Katherine Brunt early in their run chase, losing three key wickets within the space of just two overs.

Tammy Beaumont's 67 and 54 from Nat Sciver took England to a total of 241 - a somewhat underwhelming effort given they'd been poised at 149/3 at the half-way stage.

Skipper Suzie Bates (24) and Maddy Green (20) were the only New Zealand players to reach 20.

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England have sealed a series win over New Zealand after an impressive display at Derby. Sophie Devine, Leigh Kasperek and Jess Watkin picked two wickets each but the bowling group as a whole fell short of striking when it mattered, and England got away, in part by being aggressive enough to rack up a score that was always hard to chase down in the second innings.

The two teams will meet again in Leicester on Friday (Saturday NZT).

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