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England Women 194 (Edwards 65, Peterson 4-25) beat New Zealand Women 104 (Shrubsole 4-36) by 90 runs
Anya Shrubsole blew away the New Zealand middle order with four wickets as England Women levelled the ODI series with a remarkably straightforward victory after the tourists set only a modest target of 195.
Shrubsole, the opening bowler from Somerset, took four wickets in 17 balls to shatter New Zealand's chase, reducing them from 62 for 3 to 82 for 7. Danielle Hazell then mopped up the tail.
"We were not up to scratch the other day and were determined to come here and put in a great performance and a win on the board, so it's a happy dressing room," Shrubsole said.
"I've not bowled brilliantly on the trip so owed the girls a bit in terms of wickets. Charlotte threw me the ball and showed faith in me and thankfully it paid off for me."
England again struggled with the bat. Dismissed for 173 in the opening match, they managed only 21 more here, being bowled out in the final over. This time the top order contributed strongly with a patient half-century from Charlotte Edwards (65) and 45 from Sarah Taylor at better than a run-a-ball.
But from 129 for 2 they lost 4 for 23 as the innings limped to a conclusion with Anna Peterson taking 4 for 25. Thankfully for the tourists, Shrubsole provided a match-winning display with the ball.