Source: Don Miles

England Women vs New Zealand W 2nd ODI

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Receiving POTM ‘Royal London’ medal for her match-winning 63* runs (from 72 balls), and record-breaking last wicket stand with Tash Farrant (adding 51 runs); Danni Wyatt agreed with Charles Dagnall she’d had quite a day.

Before the match, Wyatt was congratulated on her 200th international appearance for England across all formats – the 7th English women to pass that milestone.

After Charles Dagnall said that the ‘Ferns’ had won ‘2 out of their last 20’ ODI’s; skipper Sophie Devine said that ‘Ferns’ had ‘lost wickets in clumps’: and that ‘had to stop.’ Devine was: ‘going back to the drawing board’ to find ways to get lower-order batters out.

Broadcast live on SKY Sports TV, Youtube, commentators included Charles Dagnall, Adam Collins (NZ), Lydia Greenway, Charlotte Edwards, Mark Butcher and guest Issy Wong. Also broadcast via cricket social media (Valkerie Baynes and Andrew Miller for ESPN-cric-info.) *Before the match, skipper Heather Knight said Danni Wyatt ‘was in for Brunt;’ and Tash Farrant ‘for Freya Davies.’

*Sophie Devine said ‘Ferns’ wanted to ‘give it a good crack,’ by starting better.

*Commentators described England’s ‘terrible start.’

*After losing Tammy Beaumont (12) and Heather Knight (18); the next 3 wickets fell for 18 runs.

*Firstly, Natalie Sciver (1) was caught in the ‘covers’ by Maddy Green off Hannah Rowe. *Secondly, Amy Jones (1) chipped a dolly to Brooke Halliday at ‘mid-wicket,’ off Sophie Devine. *Thirdly, Sophia Dunkley (11) was caught by Hayley Jensen (substitute fielder).

*At mid-way England were 108/5 (25 overs)

*Commentators described ‘massive confusion’ with two England batters (Lauren Winfield-Hill and Danni Wyatt) both standing at the same end. *Umpires ruled that Winfield-Hill had to go (118/6)

*Adam Collins described England as really struggling (‘down a hole’) as 2 more wickets fell within 4 balls, just short of 150.

*‘Ferns’ suffered considerable frustration as Danni Wyatt and Tash Farrant staged a 10th wicket partnership (51), setting a new record for ODI that allowed England back into the game.

*Bowlers Hannah Rowe and Leigh Kasperek had taken 3 wickets each.

*’Ferns’ opener Suzie Bates hit Natalie Sciver for 4 ‘fours’ and Kate Cross for one ‘four.’ Next ball had Bates (28) caught in the covers by Danni Wyatt. *After 10 overs, ‘Ferns were 44/1 (vs 59/1.) Two wickets fell 3 balls apart as Maddy Green (9) was caught at ‘mid-on’ by Charlie Dean, off Sophie Ecclestone; and Lauren Down (22) was ‘leg before’ to Kate Cross.

*Cross struck again as Amy Satterthwaite (1) was caught behind. *After 24 overs, rain stopped play (111/4). 8 overs were lost, and the ‘Ferns’ target was reduced by 15 runs, applying the ‘Duckworth-Lewis-Stern’ method.

*When play resumed, one run was scored from Sophie Ecclestone. *After 25 overs, ‘Ferns’ were ahead on 113/4 (vs 108/5)

*Natalie Sciver’s first ball after the resumption clean-bowled Skipper Sophie Devine. 10 balls later, Katey Martin (6) was clean-bowled by Charlie Dean. *Once Brooke Halliday (29) was stumped striding down the wicket to Dean, there was another tight finish.

*Commentator Adam Collins said that by taking 4 ‘Ferns’ wickets, Charlie Dean (4/36) was the ‘match-winner.’ Guest Issy Wong added that the Farrant-Wyatt partnership had been crucial.

Result: England Women 197/10 beat NZ-W ‘White Ferns’ (DLS Method: target 183, 42ov.) 169/10, by 13 runs

England -W: 197/10 (43.3/50 ov. 4.52 runs-per-over) Danni Wyatt 63* runs (from 72 balls), Lauren Winfield-Hill 39(66), Tash Farrant 22(31), Heather Knight 18(22), Tammy Beaumont 12(6), Sophia Dunkley 11(27); NZ bowling: Leigh Kasperek 3/31, Hannah Rowe 3/41, Sophie Devine 2/29, Lea Tahuhu 1/48; Fow 1-14, 2-59, 3-67, 4-68, 5-85, 6-118, 7-134, 8-145, 9-146, 10-197;

NZ -W: 169/10 (39/42ov. DLS 4.33 r-p-o) Brooke Halliday 29(42), Suzie Bates 28(34), Sophie Devine 28(41), Lauren Down 22(33), Leigh Kasperek 10(24); England bowling: Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Dean 4/36, Kate Cross 3/43, Tash Farrant 1/23, Sophie Ecclestone 1/30, Natalie Sciver 1/33; Fow 1-40, 2-63, 3-64, 4-85, 5-114, 6-121, 7-135, 8-151, 9-161, 10-169.

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England lead ODI Series 2 – 0; with 3 matches remaining on September 21, 23 & 26.

Lead photo shows Danni Wyatt and Kate Cross