A staggering century from captain Heather Knight helped England Women beat New Zealand in the fourth ODI in Derby to seal the ODI series. Knight, who made 101 off 107 balls, driven her side to their most elevated effective run pursue in ODI history as they redesignd New Zealand’s 244/8.on Thursday (September 23).
New Zealand, who had kept the series alive by securing the third ODI, would have accepted that the series would go last second before the finish of the primary innings following a solid exhibition. Despite the fact that Anya Shrubsole guaranteed the main three was back in the structure before the finish of the 10th over, New Zealand contended energetically. Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine added 56 for the fourth wicket before the free-scoring captain’s thump reached a conclusion.
Britain’s satisfaction was brief however as Katey Martin then, at that point, joined Satterthwaite in the wrinkle to restore the innings. The two players added 84 for the fifth wicket and in the long run wound up enlisting half-hundreds of years. Despite the fact that England continued striking routinely at the demise, Brooke Halliday’s appearance guaranteed New Zealand actually had a solid completion to their innings.
In contrast to the guests, England made a solid beginning to the pursuit with the openers laying an optimal stage. Lauren Winfield-Hill struck five limits while Tammy Beaumont was attentive at the opposite end. Notwithstanding, New Zealand went through a four-over period where they shook the hosts big time with a triple strike. Hannah Rowe, who swapped Lea Tahuhu for this challenge, was the designer behind their rebound as she took out the openers and Natalie Sciver in progressive overs to leave them reeling at 71/3.
Knight, who had as of now watched two players withdraw from the non-striker’s end, sewed a fundamental association close by Amy Ellen Jones to get the pursuit in the groove again. While Jones was content assuming a supporting role, Knight kept the scoreboard ticking. The pair added 100 for the fourth wicket before New Zealand struck twice again with hardly a pause in between. Danielle Wyatt’s pivotal run-a-ball 27 then, at that point, put England in a directing situation as Knight likewise raised her second ODI ton. Both Wyatt and the captain left in the penultimate over to cause nerves in the home camp however they took care of business at last with three balls to save.
Brief scores: New Zealand Women 244/8 in 50 overs (Katey Martin 65, Amy Satterthwaite 54; Charlotte Dean 3-52) lost to England Women 245/7 in 49.3 overs (Heather Knight 101, Amy Ellen Jones 40; Hannah Rowe 4-47) by 3 wickets