result
1st ODI (D/N), Bristol, Sep 16 2021, New Zealand Women tour of England
(46.3/50 ov, target 242)211
ENG Women won by 30 runs
Player Of The Match
89 (107) & 2 catches
heather-knight

8.16pm That's the end of that, an entertaining tussle, and a series lead for England. From Miller and Valkerie, good night!

The Player of the Match is Heather Knight "Ironically we talked about approaching batting on slower, tougher wickets, and we fell short. Brunty was brilliant in adding some momentum, and the way she bowled at the top was unbelievable. We wanted 20 more, you had to really extend your partnerships, hide your ego as a batter, and be disciplined in what you attacked. A lot of learning, a bit closer than it felt in the end. We want to find ways to add to the team and improve it, as well as have a wider squad. Very frustrated at times in that innings, annoying [not to get three figures]. We've committed to managing players through the series."

Sophie Devine: "We got very close in the end, the deeper we take it, the closer we can get. We thought 250 was par on this wicket, very sedate, we knew we were capable but didn't keep wickets in hand. We saw the damage the lower order can do, it's one that got away, and that's the positive. We know that the game is going to ebb and flow, got to hang tough at times."

8.04pm Well, that got a bit squeaky in real time, but it's comfortable in the final analysis. Two outstanding innings on the night, one from Amy Satterthwaite, who finishes unbeaten on 79, the other from Heather Knight, who top-scored with 89. But it was the lack of support that proved the key for New Zealand. England had handy innings of 44 from Beaumont and 43 from Brunt, but until the tail wagged with the game all but lost, only Sophie Devine's 34 offered any support. A fine allround bowling performance defends a sub-par total of 241, and England are 1-0 up in the series.

46.3
W
Cross to Kasperek, OUT

clipped to mid-on, a sharp single, as the direct hit comes in, but Kasperek looks composed... ooh, hello! She was coasting! Winfield-Hill wins the match with a ping! She took a beat to line up the shy... and that was poor running at such a key moment, a stretch of the bat, and Kasperek would have been safely home

Leigh Kasperek run out (Winfield-Hill) 15 (24m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
46.2
Cross to Kasperek, no run

touch of width, cracked hard on the drive to point

46.1
Cross to Kasperek, no run

yorker, dipping on the crease, well dug out

end of over 4610 runs
NZ-W: 211/9CRR: 4.58 RRR: 7.75 • Need 31 runs from 24b
Amy Satterthwaite79 (87)
Leigh Kasperek15 (18)
Katherine Brunt 8-4-22-1
Kate Cross 8-0-37-2

Jamie Dow : "It's not so much that England mean business now, as that they want to go home! "

45.6
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, no run

better line and length, angled in, forcing respect on the front foot

45.5
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, no run

beaten outside off, through to the keeper

A tenth0-wicket record for NZ in women's ODIs...

45.4
2
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, 2 runs

round the wicket, angled into the pads, a finely judged dink to midwicket, and an easy two. Brawling...

45.3
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, no run

back on a better length, patted to the off side

45.2
4
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, FOUR runs

loose, full toss, thumped through the covers! Now then, now then...

45.1
4
Brunt to AE Satterthwaite, FOUR runs

back of the hand first up, and Satterthwaite seizes on the pull! Now then...

Brunt is back. England mean business now

end of over 456 runs
NZ-W: 201/9CRR: 4.46 RRR: 8.20 • Need 41 runs from 30b
Leigh Kasperek15 (18)
Amy Satterthwaite69 (81)
Kate Cross 8-0-37-2
Sophie Ecclestone 10-1-39-2
44.6
Cross to Kasperek, no run

full and straight, pressed to mid-on

44.5
Cross to Kasperek, no run

beaten on the full length, loose drive

44.4
4
Cross to Kasperek, FOUR runs

outside edge through deep third! New Zealand are still in touch here!

Bimal: "How can a batter who has a century in her name come at no. 11?" Richard Illingworth did the same at the 1992 World Cup... sometimes teams just have depth!

44.3
1
Cross to AE Satterthwaite, 1 run

whipped to backward square, just the single

44.2
1
Cross to Kasperek, 1 run

chopped down to deep third, another single to get Satterthwaite back on strike

44.1
Cross to Kasperek, no run

very full, attacking the stumps, clipped to mid-on