New Zealand A women claim the decider ODI match to win the series against England A

England A dominated the T20 series before New Zealand A bounced back and claimed the One Day series.

Hayley Jansen, New Zealand A
Hayley Jansen, New Zealand A

The England Women’s team led by skipper Kirstie Gordon, swept the three-match T20 series with comprehensive victories.

However, the New Zealand A side led by skipper Hayley Jensen bounced back and clinched the 1st ODI by 106 runs. England A led by skipper Grace Scrivens won the toss and opted to bowl first in the first One Day. After being inserted to bat first, New Zealand A posted a total of 283 on the board courtesy of a vital contributions from wicket-keeper batter Polly Inglis (46 off 58 balls), Caitlin Blakely (44 off 51 balls), and Georgia Plimmer (36 off 50 balls) were the top performers with the bat for New Zealand A. Maddy Villiers (10-0-43-2), Grace Potts (9-0-54-2), Ryana MacDonald-Gay (9.1-0-58-2), and Alice Davidson-Richards (4-0-35-2) were the top performers with the ball for England A.

Chasing a target of 284, England A were bundled out for 177 with 59 balls to spare. Freya Kemp (45 off 35 balls), Grace Potts (30 off 57 balls), and Paige Scholfield (28 off 34 balls) were the top performers with the bat for England A. Skipper Hayley Jensen (7-1-26-4), Leigh Kasperek (9.1-2-35-3), Emma Black (8-0-30-2) were the top performers with the ball for New Zealand A.

England A led by skipper Grace Scrivens bounced back to claim the 2nd One Day game by 83 runs, bringing the series into a decider on the 30th March 2024 at the Saxton Oval, Nelson. The New Zealand A skipper Hayley Jensen won the toss and opted to field first. After being inserted to bat first, England A posted a massive total of 334/5 in their quota of overs. Hollie Armitage (120 off 100 balls), Freya Kemp (80 off 63 balls), and Paige Scholfield (57 off 26 balls) were the top performers with the bat for England A. Eden Carson (10-1-47-1), and skipper Hayley Jensen (9.2-1-44-1) were the top performers with the ball for New Zealand A.

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Chasing a massive total of 335, New Zealand A women fell short of the target by 83 runs as they were bundled out for 251 runs with 38 balls to spare. Prue Catton (70 off 58 balls), Caitlin Blakely (68 off 75 balls), Mikaela Greig (42 off 61 balls) were the top performers with the bat for New Zealand A. Ryana MacDonald-Gay (8-0-27-4), Kate Cross (9-1-40-2), and Maddy Villiers (10-0-64-2) were the top performers with the ball for England A.

However, New Zealand A led by skipper Hayley Jensen bounced back to register a thrashing 133-run victory to clinch the One Day series. New Zealand A led by the stand-in skipper Mikaela Greig won the toss and opted to bat first. New Zealand A posted a total of 287/7 in their quota of overs. Mikaela Greig (84 off 85 balls), Saachi Shahri (59 off 57 balls), wicket-keeper batter Polly Inglis (39 off 55 balls), and Nensi Patel (30 off 22 balls) were the top performers with the bat for New Zealand A. Kirstie Gordon (10-1-38-3), Linsey Smith (9-0-45-1), and Grace Scrivens (4-0-27-1) were the top performers with the ball for England A. Chasing a target of 288, England A were bundled out for 154 with more than 11 overs (68 balls) to spare. Wicket-keeper batter Rhianna Southby (45 off 51 balls), and Alice Davidson-Richards (39 off 57 balls) were the top performers with the bat for England A. Molly Penfold (9-2-24-3), Eden Carson (7.4-0-25-3), and Nensi Patel (8-0-27-3) were the top performers with the ball for New Zealand A, playing a crucial role in helping them clinch the three-match One Day series by a 2-1 margin.

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