White Ferns end series with six wicket win

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The White Ferns have finished their tour of England on a positive note, beating the current One-Day International world champions by six wickets at Lords but the hosts still won the series 3-2.

Spinner, Erin Bermingham, took her best International figures of four for 35 as England were kept to 176 for nine after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Pace bowlers, Sophie Devine and Nicola Browne, did a tidy job bagging two apiece while new ball bowler, Sian Ruck, conceded just 28 from her 10 overs.

The England seam attack started their defence strongly with the White Ferns quickly reduced to 35 for three before a 109 run partnership between Amy Sattherthwaite and Sara McGlashan took the game away.

Sattherthwaite struck 59 while McGlashan was there at the end on 65 not out as the target was passed with more than three overs to spare.

The win in London ended an evenly matched tour and coach Gary Stead said: “It is a special feeling playing here at Lords and it was important to finish the tour positively.”

“Across both formats it was 4-4 and one series each so the teams are very even. For us that is very pleasing as they are current 50 over champions and a team that won the first ICC World Twenty20.

“They are a very good team and we competed. We are making good gains as a team but still understand we can continue to improve.”

Schedule:

29/06/2010 England vs White Ferns - First Twenty20
County Ground, Chelmsford
Result: England won by 37 runs

1/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Second Twenty20
Rose Bowl, Hampshire
Result: White Ferns won by 4 runs

2/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Third Twenty20
County Ground, Hove
Result: White Ferns won by 9 runs

4/07/2010 Ireland vs White Ferns - ODI
Kibworth Cricket Club
Result: White Ferns won by 159 runs

7/07/2010 England Academy vs White Ferns - 50 over match
Kibworth Cricket Club
Result: White Ferns won by 6 wickets

10/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - First ODI
The County Ground, Taunton
Result: England won by 1 wicket

12/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Second ODI
The County Ground, Taunton
Result: White Ferns won by 4 wickets

15/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Third ODI
County Ground, Derby
Result: England won by 6 wickets

17/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Fourth ODI
Barnsley
Result: England won by 9 wickets

20/07/2010 England vs White Ferns - Fifth ODI
Lord's, London
Result: White Ferns won by 6 wickets

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