CricketNew Zealand Women’s tour of England 2024 – Series Digest
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Charlotte Dean’s impressive performance leads England Women to a dominant 9-wicket victory over New Zealand Women in the 1st ODI at the Riverside Stadium. Dean’s off-break bowling skills were on full display as she took 4 for 38 to restrict the White Ferns to 156 runs.

Opening batters Tammy Beaumont and Maia Bouchier then took charge with a stunning 137-run partnership, guiding England to an easy win. Sophie Ecclestone also played a crucial role by picking up key wickets of Amelia Kerr and Sophie Devine.

Despite a fighting half-century from Brooke Halliday, New Zealand could only manage a modest total of 156. In response, England chased down the target comfortably in just 21.2 overs, with Beaumont scoring an unbeaten 76 and Bouchier contributing 67.

This victory marks a strong start for England in the ODI series, showcasing their dominance in the cricket field. The next match promises to be an exciting showdown between these two talented teams.