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Leah Tahuhu took 5-37. Photo: Getty Images
Leah Tahuhu took 5-37. Photo: Getty Images

Press release -

New Zealand win third Royal London International

New Zealand Women 181-7 beat England Women 178 by three wickets

New Zealand won the third Royal London International at Leicester to leave the series poised at 2-1 with two games to play.

England could only post 178 - thanks mainly to their lower order, particularly Katherine Brunt who made 49 - and New Zealand chased their target down with three wickets in hand.

Brunt was England's star with the ball, taking her 300th international wicket on her way to 4-22, but Leah Tahuhu's 5-37 and Maddy Green's unbeaten 70 were enough for the visitors.

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Royal London Series

Thursday September 16: 1st match of the Royal London Series, Royal London X Ace One Day International. England v New Zealand (Bristol County Ground). England won by 30 runs.

Sunday September 19: 2nd match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (New Road, Worcester). England won by 13 runs (DLS).

Tuesday September 21: 3rd match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester). New Zealand won by three wickets.

Thursday September 23: 4th match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Incora County Ground, Derby)

Sunday September 26: 5th match of the Royal London Series. England v New Zealand (The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury)

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