Lauren Winfield-Hill, having hit 21 off 24 balls at the top of the order during England’s batting innings, got her side over the line with a direct-hit run out to claim the final wicket of New Zealand’s unsuccessful chase. It summed up an excellent fielding performance, as England’s initial 241 all out looked slightly under par. That was proved false by the six bowlers the home side used, who shared the wickets, and particularly by the economical duo of Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver, who took 1-22 and 2-10 off 8 and 5 overs respectively.
Sealed with a direct hit! 🎯
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🏴 #ENGvNZ 🇳🇿 pic.twitter.com/NCt7fddnFh
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 16, 2021
A brilliant start to the ODI series 😍
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 17, 2021