The WHITE FERNS fell to England in the second ODI at Derby on Tuesday, despite a much-improved bowling and fielding performance.
Holly Huddleston impressed with the new ball, but it was the spinners who turned the tide through the middle to help bowl England out for 241.
Jess Watkin (2-30) and Leigh Kasperek (2-49) bowled with skill and accuracy and were well backed-up by a couple of stunning catches in the field by Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite.
The run-chase was in early trouble as Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite and Katey Martin all departed in the space of two overs.
Suzie Bates top scored with 24 runs as the innings closed on 118.
Early train to Derby and straight into it with @Channel5Sport & @englandcricket v @WHITE_FERNS. Eng women win toss, bat, looking for another big score to win series 🏏 ☀️ #cricketon5 pic.twitter.com/fH7td0lEl1— AlisonMitchell (@AlisonMitchell) July 10, 2018
This is more like it!— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 10, 2018
Quality start from Huddleston with the new ball & now Devine has the first wicket. England 44-1 after 10 overs in Derby. Live Scorecard | https://t.co/5x1OqmUOpZ #NorthernTour pic.twitter.com/DTdfkTlYOC
OUT!— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 10, 2018
Brilliant bowling by Kasperek! Excellent flight & dip to fool Taylor who is caught at mid-on. Spin twins - Kasperek & Kerr into their work. England 57-2 Live Scorecard | https://t.co/5x1OqmUOpZ #NorthernTour pic.twitter.com/cqE1m70sQ8
Big wicket for Holly Huddleston!— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 10, 2018
The England captain Heather Knight ct behind for 15. Good reward for the Auckland Hearts swing bowler! England 92-3. Live Scorecard | https://t.co/5x1OqmUOpZ … #NorthernTour pic.twitter.com/Tgxc7f7E4F