England Women beat New Zealand
England scored a convincing five-wicket win over New Zealand in the second match of the Women’s Twenty20 International Tri-Series, on Wednesday, at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
On Monday, the Kiwis lost to West Indies.
Captain Charlotte Edwards led the run chase on Wednesday, with a top-score of 42 as the English women scored 111 for five to open their account with victory.
Suzie Bates led the scoring for New Zealand with a top-score of 48 after they got off to a good start, benefitting from a half-century opening stand.
Bates carried her side for most of the overs and perished in the latter stages, slapping a high full toss from Natalie Sciver into the deep to be caught.
Holly Colvin and Sciver picked up two wickets each.
England chased the target cautiously, and aside from the role of skipper Edwards, 42 from 56 balls, a blistering unbeaten 29 from Tasmin Beaumont towards the end carried them home.
Beaumont was named player-of-the-match for her 29 from 23 balls.