full toss, dispatched through midwicket! Slam Dunkley at the death! She smashes it beyond the despairing dive of Jensen on the boundary - and England win by four wickets, taking the series 2-1
ENG WMN won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
9.40pm: Time for the presentations, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine is Player of the Series: "Great game of cricket, credit to England, they held their nerve. Disappointing not to win but we'll take a lot of learnings from it. [Satterthwaite 20th over] It was a mid-pitch conversation between half a dozen of us but Amy's got the experience, we thought pace off the ball and trying to get them to hit to the bigger boundary, but it didn't come off."
England's captain Heather Knight is Player of the Match: "Lovely night. Bit rusty, to be honest, but New Zealand were fantastic. Great to get over the line. We weren't perfect but lots of good performances, different people contributing at different times. [50 runs from last four] We're always trying to be better, times we've been brilliant at the death. Got off to a good start, didn't take wickets but reined them in. [Dunkley] What a summer, really important for her to soak up the pressure and get us over the line."
Right, that's a wrap for the T20Is. The teams move on play five ODIs that will form a big part of World Cup planning. We'll be back for that next week. Until then, thanks for your comments as always. Cheerio!
9.30pm: What a finish, England scraping home with one ball to spare! Always a tough ask to defend single figures from the last over, but Amy Satterthwaite seemed up to the task until she finally gave up a boundary ball. Heather Knight got England most of the way there, but it required a nerveless contribution from Sophia Dunkley to ice the chase, another match-winning knock in her breakthrough summer. Credit to NZ, after a heavy defeat in the opener, they've pushed England all the way to keep the series alive right to the very end
full and flighted, driven firmly and they push for two... think Satterthwaite got a fingertip on it, the ball trickling towards long-on, which enabled them to come back
Brunt comes down, doesn't get much on it but scurries up the other end. Satterthwaite happy to concede one
round the wicket, looped up full outside off stump, swing and a miss from Brunt!
Katherine Brunt marches out
hits leg stump! Tossed up and Bouchier aims a heave across the line, nowhere near connecting as it skids through and hits the target! Tips the balance back towards NZ
Bouchier retains the strike, then. England need 7 from 6... and the experienced Satterthwaite is going to bowl the final over
full and Bouchier plays a lofted straight drive, bounces short of long-off
Maia Bouchier, in only her second T20I, heads out
Knight picks out mid-off! Looking for the boundary to finish the over and ease England nerves going into the last... but she couldn't quite get enough elevation on it and Bates holds the catch! Is there another twist to come?!
shuffles to leg, Devine tries to follow her but sends it behind the pads for a wide
full, 67mph and swept off the pads, just a single to Newton at deep backward square
full on off, punched down to long-on
pitched up and nailed! Knight plants the front leg and swings a powerful slog-sweep into the gap at midwicket!
short and miscued, in the air but bouncing down to long-on
Sophie Devine for the penultimate over
Three off the over, and the RRR goes back up to 8 for England
finishes with a full toss, but Knight can only bunt it to cover for a dot!
punched back down the ground, in the air but wide of the diving Satterthwaite
floated up and driven to mid-off, they scamper the single
Knight reverse-sweeps but sends the ball to backward point
tossed up from round the wicket, swept in front of square
picks out the cover fielder
Satterthwaite back for the 18th
shovelled down to long-on, the rate nearly down to a run a ball for England
|The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|Toss||England Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England Women won the 3-match series 2-1|
|Match number||WT20I no. 952|
|Match days||09 September 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|SIR Dunkley||not out||22||21|
|KH Brunt||not out||1||2|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 6)|
|Total||145(6 wkts; 19.5 ovs)|