England v New Zealand: Sophia Dunkley sees England dwelling to win T20 collection 2-1

England v New Zealand: Sophia Dunkley sees England home to win T20 series 2-1

Third Twenty20 international, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
New Zealand 144-4 (20 overs): Devine 35 (33 balls), Bates 34 (30)
England 145-6 (19.5 overs): Knight 42, Wyatt 35; Kasperek 3-25
England won by four wickets; win series 2-1

England won the final women’s Twenty20 international against New Zealand by four wickets with only a ball to spare in Taunton to take a 2-1 series win.

Chasing a target of 145, captain Heather Knight top-scored with 42 in her 200th England appearance.

When she fell with seven balls left to set up a tight finish, England still needed seven from the final over.

But Sophia Dunkley held her nerve to hit the penultimate ball for four, to win the game and finish 22 not out.

Earlier, openers Suzie Bates (34) and Sophie Devine (35) had helped the tourists post 144-4 from their 20 overs.

New Zealand’s tour continues with five one-day internationals, starting at Bristol in a week’s time on Thursday 16 September.

New Zealand’s middle order makes its…