result
3rd ODI (D/N), Leicester, Sep 21 2021, New Zealand Women tour of England
(45.5/50 ov, target 179)181/7
NZ Women won by 3 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
70* (106)
maddy-green

Maddy Green is player of the match ahead of Lea Tahuhu and Katherine Brunt. "Over the last couple of games we talked about getting in and finishing it off. It was about being there at the back end and it was nice to have Lea smack a few and take the pressure off. We've bowled exceptionally well so we've talked about the top order standing up, taking ownership and batting through."

"Nice to finally get over the line - a little tighter than we'd have liked but we showed some resilience," says Sophie Devine. "We know the tail can do a job and some of that striking from Lea Tahuhu was outstanding. Nice to sit back and watch the girls do the job. She's been like a caged animal so it's nice to see her bowl like she did today. She's turned a corner in terms of accuracy - might not be as quick as she used to be but it's about smarts. We know that we're closing the gap on England and we're trending in the right direction heading towards the World Cup."

"Just not enough runs," is Heather Knight's verdict. "The bowlers have been great - they are looking to be aggressive and we put them under the pump. Katherine deserved a five-for and Charlie Dean has started to look like she's at home in international cricket. It's more us getting ourselves out at times but we have two games to put in really strong performances."

45.5
6
Farrant to Tahuhu, SIX runs

that will do nicely! Full and straight, Tahuhu ends it in style by crashing Farrant back over her head for six. Superb cameo from the No. 9 in support of Maddy Green and New Zealand finally end this losing run and keep the series alive

45.4
Farrant to Tahuhu, no run
45.3
4
Farrant to Tahuhu, FOUR runs

slower ball, slapped away past cover... NZ are nearly there!

45.2
4
Farrant to Tahuhu, FOUR runs

full, straight, thumped! Mid-off up, so Tahuhu backs herself to crash Farrant back over her head for a one-bounce four

45.1
1
Farrant to Green, 1 run
end of over 456 runs
NZ-W: 166/7CRR: 3.68 RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 runs from 30b
Maddy Green69 (105)
Lea Tahuhu5 (11)
Kate Cross 8-1-32-0
Charlie Dean 10-0-38-1
44.6
1
Cross to Green, 1 run
44.5
Cross to Green, no run
44.4
Cross to Green, no run
44.3
1lb
Cross to Tahuhu, 1 leg bye
44.2
4
Cross to Tahuhu, FOUR runs

slapped up and over mid-off! One-bounce four as Tahuhu breaks the shackles, clearing the front leg

44.1
Cross to Tahuhu, no run

half a shout for lbw, but sliding down