England Women Vs New Zealand Women Series 2021 has now reached the 2nd T20I on what promises a good day of cricket. New Zealand Women won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second of the three-match series. The first one was won emphatically by the English women off the back of Beaumont’s glorious 97.
The England Women vs New Zealand Women Schedule deems that the 2nd T20I will be played at the County Ground in Hove. England batted first on what was to be a well-fought game. But they were no match for the Kiwis and their captain, Sophie Devine. She played her 100th T20I and performed brilliantly with both the bat and the ball.
England batted first and scored a decent total of 127 for 7 in their 20 overs. Opener Danni Wyatt was their highest run-getter with 35 runs. The other notable contribution was from Maia Bouchier. Her invaluable 25 at the lower middle order gave England a modest score to defend.
When New Zealand came out to bat, no one would have thought that the match would be half as competitive as it was. In the end, though, the Kiwi Women chased down their target with ten balls to spare. The New Zealand captain Sophie Devine showed a fine display of batsmanship and was their highest scorer. She scored 50 of just 41 balls to go along with her 2 for 28 bowling figures. The final score for NZW read 128/6 in 18.2 overs.
In The End
At the end of the match, it was refreshing to hear Sophie talk about her mental health issues so openly, as it takes a lot of courage for women and men around the world to do the same. The teams played out an excellent game. We now look forward to the third and final T20I in the England Women vs New Zealand Women Series 2021, as it is tightly poised at 1-1.