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Ruthless England enjoy emphatic series win in New Zealand

Playing in the stadium affectionately known by the locals as the "Cake Tin", England produced a cake walk to complete a clean sweep in the International Twenty20 series against New Zealand.

Victory in Wellington gave the tourist a 3-0 success following a 2-1 series win in the one-day internationals. The 32-run romp was their 11th in a row in the T20 format of the game.

England made 128 for six from their 20 overs, Fran Wilson providing important middle-order runs with a top score of 31 from 35 balls.

The home side got their innings off to the worst-possible start, losing both openers to the bowling of Katherine Brunt in the first over. Amy Satterthwaite provided some resistance, but not enough as the White Ferns were dismissed for just 96 in 18 overs.

England stand-in captain Nat Sciver said: "Everybody chipped in today and put their hand up. We were a bit scrappy with the bat but managed to keep the positivity all the way through to get up to a defendable score.

"The bowling has been our strength throughout the tour so the early wickets were key and then the spinners did really well. This has been brilliant preparation to go into the summer, and then before coming back over here for the World Cup next year."

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