White Ferns wrap up Twenty20 series against West Indies

Suzie Bates was the star for the NZers with the bat.
Suzie Bates was the star for the NZers with the bat. Photo credit: Photosport

The White Ferns have held off the West Indies to prevail in a T20 thriller at Pukekura Park.

Spinner Anna Peterson stepped up to deny the visitors the five runs they needed for victory with a masterful final over, taking two wickets and effecting a run-out.

The win clinches the five-match series for the New Zealanders with two games to spare.

Captain Suzie Bates lead the way for her side with an unbeaten 52 on the spinner-friendly pitch as they set the Windies a target of 134.

Leigh Kasperek (3-31) then spearheaded the bowling attack to set up a scintillating finish in front of a healthy crowd in New Plymouth.

The sides return to Pukekura Park on Thursday before closing out the series in Hamilton on Sunday.

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