Cricket: White Ferns' sorry run continues as England wrap up one-day series

The White Ferns' miserable run of form has continued, with England winning the second one-day international at Dunedin's University Oval by seven wickets. 

The world-champions backed-up their eight-wicket victory at Hagley Oval on Tuesday with another near-perfect performance to wrap up the series with a game to spare. 

White Ferns captain Sophie Devine won her second consecutive toss and choose to bat, but the performance from the top order was again not up to scratch.

The Kiwis stumbled through to 192 off 49.5 overs, well below par, and the English had no issues chasing that down, cruising home with 74 balls to spare. 

England made a fast start with the ball, having the White Ferns in all sorts of trouble at 34/5 after just 13.4 overs.

Katherine Brunt (2/34) - who became the third-highest wicket-taker of all time - and Natalie Sciver (3/26) were the chief destroyers. 

The tail wagged for New Zealand, with Brooke Halliday continuing her stellar form - scoring 50 on debut in the opening ODI and following up with a scintillating 60 off 80 balls.

Hannah Rowe (29 off 45 balls) and Jess Kerr (28 off 30 balls) guided the home side through to reasonable total and gave their bowlers something to bowl at. 

In reply, the White Ferns made a fast start with the ball to give themselves a glimmer of hope. Kerr bowled Danni Wyatt for a duck with the third ball of the innings, before a great piece of fielding from Devine had England 12/2.

Opener Tammy Beaumont (72 off 112 balls) and Sciver (63 off 61 balls) steadied the English innings, putting on 103 for the third wicket, before wicketkeeper Amy Jones (46 off 45 balls) guided her side home. 

The White Ferns will look to break their 11-game losing streak, when the two sides face off again at the University Oval on Sunday. 

England 194/3 (Beaumont 72, Sciver 63, Jones 46, Halliday 1/18) White Ferns 192 (Halliday 60, Rowe 29, Jessica Kerr 28, Sciver 3/26, Brunt 2/34)