- 3rd ODI: NZ 181-7 beat England 178 by three wickets
- Lea Tahuhu takes five wickets but England lead series 2-1
Despite eve-of-game nerves surrounding a potential security threat, the third one-day international at Leicester between England and New Zealand took place without a single hiccup. Unless, that is, the home side’s batting counts: for the second time in as many matches, England’s top-order looked shot, as they stumbled to 78 for 7 after 23 overs.
The 30-year-old Lea Tahuhu wreaked the havoc, finishing with five for 38 – her best return in 10 years of international cricket. The debutant Molly Penfold, billed as a “beast” by her captain, Sophie Devine, then chimed in with two for 42.
Written by Raf Nicholson at Grace Road
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/21/england-new-zealand-third-womens-odi-match-report under the title “Maddy Green keeps New Zealand in series after England top order falters”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.