England beat New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth ODI to claim a 4-1 series win; Tammy Beaumont led the way with her eighth ODI hundred as the home side posted 347-5; New Zealand were bowled out for 144 in reply as Kate Cross and Heather Knight claimed three wickets apiece
By Sam Drury
Last Updated: 26/09/21 5:22pm
Tammy Beaumont scored her eighth one-day international hundred as England ended their summer with a crushing 203-run victory over New Zealand at Canterbury.
Beaumont made 102 to help England up to a commanding 347-5, with Amy Jones making 60, Lauren Winfield-Hill 43 and Danni Wyatt adding a rapid unbeaten 43 from 20 balls to end the innings.
It was the most runs the White Ferns had ever conceded in an ODI innings and they never threatened to chase it down, slumping to 66-5 before they were eventually bowled out for 144 in the 36th over with three wickets apiece for Kate Cross (3-44) and skipper Heather Knight (3-24).
England finish as 4-1 series winners and sign off in style in their last engagement before the winter’s Ashes series in Australia.
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