Latest Match Report – ENG Girls vs NZ Girls third ODI 2020/21
Satterthwaite grew to become New Zealand’s second-highest ODI run-scorer throughout her unbeaten century
Amy Satterthwaite’s seventh ODI century and a advantageous all-round show from Amelia Kerr carried New Zealand to a seven-wicket victory within the third ODI in opposition to England, ending a run off 11 consecutive defeats within the format.
Through the course of her unbeaten 119, Satterthwaite grew to become the third New Zealand batter to move 4000 ODI runs and by the top was on the second place total behind Suzie Bates having overtaken Debbie Hockley within the closing moments of the chase.
In a match that was performed behind closed doorways at College Oval after the Covid-19 alert degree adjustments in New Zealand final evening, England had been effectively positioned on 115 for 1 however misplaced their method and fell 2.1 overs in need of seeing out the 50 overs with Tammy Beaumont carrying her bat along with her third half-century of the collection.
Early within the chase, it appeared New Zealand’s batting line-up might misfire once more as each openers fell in single figures. Then Sophie Devine was lbw to Kate Cross to depart them 51 for 3.
Nonetheless, Satterthwaite took cost alongside Amelia, who had earlier cleaned up England’s tail to complete with 4 for 42, as an England assault with out Katherine Brunt could not construct strain in opposition to the pair. Both facet of mentioning her century from 120 balls, Satterthwaite deposited Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn for sixes.
After England opted to bat first Danni Wyatt’s lean collection ended when she was caught behind within the second over however Beaumont and Heather Knight added 109 to put a strong platform. That modified when Knight was lbw to Amelia and a brisk begin by Nat Sciver was reduce off by Brooke Halliday.
New Zealand chipped away on the center order with Devine putting twice as Beaumont began to expire of companions. Amelia’s legspin was an excessive amount of for the decrease order because the final three wickets fell for 5 runs.
Along with her facet having received the collection 2-1, Knight, the England captain, mentioned she was “undoubtedly pissed off” at not having come away with a clear sweep.
“We have been 30 runs quick with the bat,” Knight mentioned. “I believed the Kiwis bowled brilliantly… it is an actual studying for us as a facet, as a batting unit when the pitch is a little bit bit sluggish and we have set that platform, you have to discover a method to have the ability to push on to get to that 250-260 persistently.
“The Kiwis have been nice in how they chased it down. Amy was excellent, and Amelia as effectively. They have been capable of put us underneath strain and with 30 runs quick or so we needed to seek for wickets a little bit bit.”
Knight was stuffed with reward for Satterthwaite, whose century got here 4 years – virtually to the day – since her earlier one, though she got here shut with 92 in an ODI in opposition to Australia in 2019. Since then, Satterthwaite has returned from maternity depart after giving start Grace, her daughter with spouse and team-mate Lea Tahuhu. Tahuhu suffered a hamstring harm within the first match, which dominated her out of the remainder of this collection.
“4 thousand ODI runs for her right this moment as effectively,” Knight mentioned of Satterthwaite. “I do know Amy fairly effectively… I do know what a great participant she is.
“I noticed her at breakfast this morning with Grace on her lap and I used to be pondering how robust that will be to be having a child after which be making ready for an ODI as effectively however she takes it in her stride, as does Lea. So congrats to her. She’s an actual instance for them and a very good participant for the Kiwis.”