23 Feb 2012

England women take unassailable lead in cricket series

7:07 am on 23 February 2012

The England women's cricket team have won the third Twenty20 against the White Ferns by 10 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis system and took an unassailable three-nil lead in the five match series.

New Zealand looked in good shape for most of the match at Auckland's Eden Park, but couldn't push on with the bat before rain ended the match.

The Ferns restricted the English to 108 for six.

Rain started to fall and when New Zealand required 19 runs from seven balls both teams were forced to leave the field.

They wouldn't return and at 90 for seven the White Ferns were 10 runs behind where they needed to be for the Duckworth-Lewis system, giving England a third Twenty20 victory and claiming the series.