Thatscricket - Women's - News - Kiwis overpower England in tri-series final
Published: Sunday, July 21, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Beleaguered India knocked out of tri-series
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Chester-Le-Street (England): New Zealand's bowlers inflicted a second collapse on England's top order in four days as they beat their hosts by a commanding 63 runs in the final of the women's triangular series at The Riverside on Saturday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]World champions New Zealand produced a below par performance with the bat in making 161, Katherine Pulford's 55 the innings which rescued the Kiwis from the depths of 66 for four.Opening bowler Isha Guha took three for 28 but she and the rest of the attack were badly let down by the home batsmen. England, bowled out for a meagre 111 by New Zealand in a group match on Tuesday, could not even manage three figures this time.Instead its top order failed to seize the chance of England's first win over New Zealand since 1993, Clare Connor's team dismissed for 98 in the 44th over.Teenage off spinner Aimee Mason was the star of New Zealand's attack. The 19-year-old finishing with impressive figures of three for 20 from her permitted 10 overs.For England it was a familiar story, Claire Taylor's 32 one of just three double figure scores. But opener Connor and tailender wicket-keeper Mandie Godliman only just made it, each scoring 10.One small crumb of comfort for England was that India, the third team in the competition had even more batting collapses in failing to win three of its four matches with the other a washed-out no result.
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