Cricket: White Ferns reach Tri-Series final

New Zealand will face England in the final on Sunday morning (NZ time).
New Zealand will face England in the final on Sunday morning (NZ time). Photo credit: Photosport

The White Ferns are through to the T20 women's series cricket final in England, after beating South Africa by eight wickets on Friday morning (NZ time).

They secured their spot in the final by chasing down a 149-run target for victory.

A 130-run opening partnership from Suzie Bates (62) and Sophie Devine (68 not out) helped the Kiwis reach the total in the 16th over.

They then played England in the second match of their doubleheader, but lost that by seven wickets.

New Zealand was bowled out in the 19th over for 129, which was quickly chased down by England with 25 balls remaining.

It was a disappointing way to celebrate Suzie Bates' 100th T20 game for the White Ferns. She became the first Kiwi to reach the milestone and just the second woman ever to reach the milestone.

The final will take place on Sunday July 1 at Chelmsford (NZ time).

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