England was crowned deserved T20 Tri-Series champions in Chelmsford on Sunday after defeating the WHITE FERNS by seven-wickets.
Suzie Bates won the toss and made good on her decision to bat first as her and Sophie Devine raised a 50-run partnership after five over.
England pace-bowler Katherine Brunt (2-26) swung the momentum with two wickets in three balls in the sixth over.
Amy Satterthwaite was going nicely until she was trapped LBW for 19 as five wickets fell for 21 runs between the 13th and 19th over.
Amelia Kerr hung around to finish 12 not-out as the WHITE FERNS posted 137-9 from their 20 overs.
English openers Danny Wyatt (50) and Tammy Beaumont (35) ensured a relaxed chase for the hosts, aside from some Amelia Kerr drama as the leg-spinner claimed two wickets in two balls with consecutive googlies.
The WHITE FERNS shift north to Leicester for a one-day warm-up match on Wednesday before beginning a three-game ODI series against England on Saturday in Leeds.
As it happened...
Devine and Bates post their 50 run partnership in the 5th over, before Devine is trapped LBW to Brunt for a brisk 31 off 18.— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 1, 2018
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Suzie Bates brings herself on & makes the breakthrough!— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 1, 2018
Wyatt caught (skilfully) by Kasperek at short third for 50.
England 81-1 in the 10th over.
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Stunning delivery from Amelia Kerr - the googly goes between Taylor's bat and pad. 2 in 2 balls! A ray of hope. England needs 36 to win from 42 with 7 wickets in hand. Follow LIVE - https://t.co/9mbPuS8Qp3 … #ENGvNZ #TriSeries pic.twitter.com/1PMVhvJGpl— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 1, 2018