LONDON – Sophie Devine struck an unbeaten 117 as New Zealand’s White Ferns won the third one-day international at Leicester on Friday by four wickets to deny England women a 3-0 series clean sweep.
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 13, 2018
Home openers Amy Jones and Tammy Beaumont shared a century stand as England threatened a huge total.
But Beaumont’s exit for 53 sparked a collapse and the world champions lost all their wickets for just another 115 runs as they were dismissed for 219, with White Ferns spinner Leigh Kasperek taking five for 39.
A well-composed — for Sophie Devine and this match is going down to the wire
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 13, 2018
Devine was in excellent touch as she led New Zealand’s reply, facing 117 balls and ending the match with a six off England quick Katherine Brunt as the visitors won with more than five overs to spare.