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England seal series in rain-hit game

England Women edged out New Zealand Women in the rain-shortened third Twenty20 in Auckland, to secure the five match series 3-0

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Scorer: Avi Singh | Commentator: Avi Singh

6.00pm All over, folks. The match has been called off and England win by 10 runs on D/L to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Join us in a short while for the New Zealand-South Africa men's game, or whatever is left of it after the rain has its fun. For now, this is Avi SIngh signing off thanking you for being with us this afternoon.

5.55pm No official word yet but you'd have to think this game is finished as the rain is still coming down.

Mark: "A defeat for NZ here will be much more gutting than the previous games where they were hammered. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I cannot recall such an inept, clueless chase from any team in a long time."

All of a sudden the rain starts to really come down, and the players go off. Unlikely that we will get back on here given that the men's game begins in just over 90 minutes' time. Appears as though New Zealand are currently 10 runs behind on Duckworth-Lewis but we will only get that confirmation if the game is called off

Hazell to Broadmore, 1 run, hat-trick avoided with a push into the covers but New Zealand's chances of victory have been dealt a mortal blow
Hazell to Candy, OUT, fired into off and beats the flick to leg, struck in front and an easy decision to leave Hazell on a hat-trick

RH Candy lbw b Hazell 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hazell to Martin, OUT, comes down the track and misses a ball fired in outside off, doesn't even bother trying to get back

KJ Martin st †Taylor b Hazell 2 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Hazell to Perry, 1 run, worked to leg off the pads
Hazell to Martin, 1 run, smears to midwicket on the circle's edge

18 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ-W: 87/5 (14 runs required from 5 balls, RR: 4.83, RRR: 16.80)

  • Katey Martin1 (3b)
  • Liz Perry3 (3b)
  • Danielle Wyatt4-0-25-2
  • Danielle Hazell3-0-19-0
Wyatt to Martin, 1 run, dabbed through third man

NZ Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st31SW BatesFL Mackay
2nd29SJ McGlashanSW Bates
3rd5SJ McGlashanAE Satterthwaite
4th15AE SatterthwaiteKT Perkins
5th6EC PerryAE Satterthwaite
6th3KJ MartinEC Perry
7th0EC PerryRH Candy
8th1EC PerryKE Broadmore