White Ferns v England: Tourists seal T20 series with six-wicket win

Bowlers Freya Davies, Sara Glenn and Natalie Sciver have rocked the White Ferns batting order, and guided England to a T20 series victory in Wellington.

Set a modest target of 124 runs to win, opener Tammy Beaumont provided the foundation for the tourists to cruise home with six wickets in hand and 16 balls to spare.

England captain Catherine Knight won the toss and sent New Zealand into bat, challenging the home side to at least better their score of 96 in the series opener two days before.

Halfway through their innings, the Ferns were cruising, with Amy Satterthwaite and Amelia Kerr at the wicket, two wickets down and 63 runs on the board.

But two overs later, Glenn had Kerr (25) and veteran wicketkeeper Katey Martin (0) out within three balls. 

Three overs later, Davies claimed Satterthwaite (49) and Maddy Green (0) in the same over, before Sciver toppled Leigh Kasperek and Jess Kerr with successive balls in the final over.

After her matchwinning effort in the final one-dayer last week, Sattherthwaite looked all class, but fell short of her second T20 fifty.

The White Ferns batting effort was an improvement on their earlier performance, but the target was never likely to test a slick English line-up.

Beaumont wasted no time establishing her presence at the crease and by the time she finally departed, compiling 63 off 53 balls, her team were within 11 runs of victory.

New Zealand have chance of avoiding a sweep and claiming a consolation win over England in their final T2o outing on Sunday.

England 124/4 (Beaumont 63, Knight 39, Mair 2/22) NZ 123/9 (Satterthwaite 49, A Kerr 25, Davies 4/23)

England win by six wickets, lead series 2-0