Beaumont, Gunn shine in England Women win
South Africa Women goes down by nine wickets to local boys’ team in the other warm-up match
12 March 2016 23:15
Tammy Beaumont's half century guided England to a 20-run win
Requiring 127 runs to win, New Zealand could manage only 106 in 19.1 overs, with Sophie Devine top scoring with 31 in 27 balls. After Danielle Hazell dismissed Devine, New Zealand collapsed, losing seven wickets for 28 runs, with Gunn doing most of the damage.
Earlier, after choosing to bat, England scored 126 before being bowled out in 19.2 overs, with Beaumont holding up one end as wickets tumbled at the other. Leigh Kasperek was the wrecker-in-chief for New Zealand as she picked up four wickets, including two wickets off her last two deliveries, to finish with 4 for 12.
England had gotten off to a flier, scoring 29 in 3.4 overs before Hannah Rowe struck.
But, in the end, the runs England scored proved too much for New Zealand as it lost its way after Devine's wicket.
In the other warm-up match at the same venue, South Africa Women lost to TNCA City Juniors by nine wickets.
After choosing to bat, South Africa had a disastrous start, losing Dane van Niekerk and Mignon du Preez with just four runs on the board, Nidhish Rajagopal picking up both the wickets.
Trisha Chetty (21 in 37 balls) and Marizanne Kapp (53 not out in 55 balls) steadied the ship for South Africa adding 54 runs for the third wicket and helped the team to finish at 104 for 5.
But the local team chased down the target easily in 15.1 overs as both P Praveen Kumar and S Abhishek, the captain, completed half-centuries.
The only batter to fall, Praveen, was sent back by Sune Luus.
England Women 126 in 19.2 overs (Tammy Beaumont 56; Leigh Kasperek 4-12, Felicity Letdon-Davis 3-19) beat New Zealand Women 106 in 19.1 overs (Sophie Devine 31; Jenny Gunn 4-12, Heather Knight 3-13, Danielle Hazell 2-16) by 20 runs.
South Africa Women 104/5 in 20 overs (Marizanne Kapp 53 n.o., Nidish Rajagopal 2-7) lost to TNCA City Juniors 108/1 in 15.1 overs ( P Praveen Kumar 50, S Abhishek 50 not out) by 9 wickets.