5th ODI, Canterbury, Sep 26 2021, New Zealand Women tour of England
(35.2/50 ov, target 348)144
ENG Women won by 203 runs
Player Of The Match
102 (114) & 2 catches
Player Of The Series
214 runs • 3 wkts

5.30pm So that's the end of the series, and the England women's summer. Heather Knight lifts the trophy and the celebrations can begin. Thanks for joining us. Let's do it all again next year.

The Player of the Series is Heather Knight. Again. "Such a nice feeling, by a long way out best performance of the series. Opening partnership then Tammy's hundred. And the bowlers have been good all series. A quiet series batting first, today was a sign of what we can do. Danni might have carved a little niche for herself. Will be tough to leave her out."

Tammy Beaumont is Player of the Match. "Brilliant to play here at my home of cricket. Our batting has fallen short as a unit, so great to go out with a bang. The NZ plans were really attacking all summer. Sophia Dunkley and Danni were exceptional at the end there.

Sophie Devine: "One of those games you flush down the dunny. We could have gone into this game 4-0 up. Serious competition for places, will hold us in good stead going into the World Cup.

Time for some presentations. The PCA player of the summer is Heather Knight. "Really pleased, not at my best against India, but enjoyed this series. Made good matchwinning contributions. Adapting to situations is my role in the team."

Kate Cross: "The batters set us up today, Tammy was outstanding. I felt good all summer, felt confident with a clear role. Nice to get to 50 wickets. And we wanted a 4-1 series win. Spoke about it last night, 3-2 could have looked close."

Dean to Tahuhu, OUT

And that is the end of that! A pasting to end an otherwise richly competitive series. A big skier, into the deep. Dean ends a fine debut series with her tenth wicket

Lea Tahuhu c Winfield-Hill b Dean 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Dean to Tahuhu, no run
end of over 353 runs • 2 wickets
NZ-W: 144/9CRR: 4.11 RRR: 13.60 • Need 204 runs from 15 overs
Lea Tahuhu1 (1)
Heather Knight 5-0-24-3
Charlie Dean 5-0-13-0
Knight to Rowe, OUT

Low full-toss and Knight is lording it in this over! An attempted sweep, pinned on the shin. I guess after a leg-side strangle for a duck, you're entitled to a bit of burglary with the ball

Hannah Rowe lbw b Knight 20 (30m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07
Knight to Tahuhu, 1 run
Knight to Tahuhu, 1 wide
Knight to Halliday, OUT

Knight's a bit embarrassed by that one! Goldenarm will goldenarm. A rank long-hop, Halliday's eyes lit up, a top-edged pull to midwicket. And the end game begins

Brooke Halliday c Beaumont b Knight 27 (61m 51b 3x4 0x6) SR: 52.94
Knight to Halliday, no run
Knight to Rowe, 1 run
Knight to Rowe, no run
end of over 341 run
NZ-W: 141/7CRR: 4.14 RRR: 12.93 • Need 207 runs from 16 overs
Brooke Halliday27 (49)
Hannah Rowe19 (24)
Charlie Dean 5-0-13-0
Heather Knight 4-0-21-1

That'll be drinks. And it's just a matter of tying a bow on the 4-1 now

Dean to Halliday, no run
Dean to Halliday, no run
Dean to Halliday, no run
Dean to Halliday, no run
Dean to Rowe, 1 run
Dean to Rowe, no run

Full length, dug out to the off side

end of over 332 runs
NZ-W: 140/7CRR: 4.24 RRR: 12.23 • Need 208 runs from 17 overs
Hannah Rowe18 (22)
Brooke Halliday27 (45)
Heather Knight 4-0-21-1
Charlie Dean 4-0-12-0
Knight to Rowe, 1 run
Knight to Halliday, 1 run
Knight to Halliday, no run
Knight to Halliday, no run
Knight to Halliday, no run
Knight to Halliday, no run