Tuesday, July 16, 2024

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Third women's ODI – cricket score, radio commentary, video highlights and text updates – BBC


England Women v New Zealand Women – 3rd ODI
BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra
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Final ODI in three-match series – England hold unassailable 2-0 lead
A 42-over match due to start at 14:35 BST if no further rain
England won toss and bowl in Bristol
Sophia Dunkley, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Bell replace Danni Wyatt, Sophie Ecclestone and Lauren Filer
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Mike Peter
A bit of news on the playing conditions – it's going to be 42 overs a side.
If we get any more rain that figure will start dropping further…
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Well this is frustrating. Half an hour away in Bath, it's overcast but with zero rain (and no sign of any) and barely any wind. Stupid regional weather.
Steve J in Bath.
Oh, I'm back a little sooner than I expected.
The covers are coming off at Bristol and play is now scheduled to start at 14:35 BST, provided there is no further rain.
So it's promising… except I've been looking at the Met Office rain radar and it looks like there's a solid wall of blue hitting the ground about an hour after the revised start time, which is set to hang around for about 90 minutes.
Still, some cricket is better no cricket, right?
Right then, I've been overcome by excitement and am going for a lie down.
I'll be back to deliver any news of further inspections or rescheduled start times.
Meanwhile, why not enjoy the extended highlights of England's big win in Sunday's second ODI? They're on iPlayer for your viewing pleasure.
We've also live coverage from day four of the ongoing round of the County Championship, as well as Wimbledon and the Tour de France.
See you shortly, with any luck.
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Looks like a long delay at Bristol today before play starts. I was at the England vs Ireland men's game last summer which was abandoned due to monsoon conditions. Why did I buy tickets for the one day international against Australia in late September to be played here…?
Simon Thompson. Nailsea, Bristol
No doubt we'll get an update soon, although I'm not sure it'll be anything more than "no play yet".
We start losing overs soon, so we'll definitely have a shortened match if the players do get on.
Wait a sec!
Umpire brollies are now open.
Umpire brollies are now open.
I've just watched umpires Anna Harris and Rob White troop down the steps from the pavilion and confer with the ground staff in the middle.
Both are carrying umbrellas, but neither are open.
Some fascinating sporting insight there.
While we wait for some action, let's cast our minds back to Sunday, where Maia Bouchier and Sophie Ecclestone were the headline makers in the second ODI.
Ecclestone lived up to her status as the world's number one ODI bowler, taking 5-25 as New Zealand were skittled for 141 in 41.5 overs.
Bouchier then hit her maiden century as England comfortably sealed victory by eight wickets.
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Best shots of Bouchier's unbeaten 100 in England win
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Ecclestone takes five-wicket haul against New Zealand
Georgia Elwiss
England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

Sophia Dunkley is a fantastic player. She struggled at the end of last summer so went away over the winter and worked really hard with batting coaches.
She has been out of the limelight for a bit playing regional cricket and has thrived. She is one of the hardest workers I know. She has found something that works for her, gone out and scored stacks of runs, got her confidence back and earned her call-up to the squad.
Hold on a minute.
The bowlers' run-ups are now being covered up – that would suggest a further delay.
Umbrellas are up in the stands.
We've got a revised start time – it's 13:15 BST, so just a 15-minute delay.
No overs lost.
Ffion Wynne
BBC Sport cricket writer at Bristol

It has stopped raining, but the ground staff are hovering. That usually means they know something we don't (i.e. more rain is coming).
Frankie Mackay
Ex-New Zealand all-rounder on BBC Sounds

I think Hannah Rose missing the second ODI was workload management so I'm not surprised she has come back in.
I'm really pleased to see Eden Carson come in. I think Fran Jonas has been a little bit ineffective this series.
I also think this is as much batting as you can get in the side. If they can't get a score on the board with all that batting then they are probably never going to.
As Ffion says, the rain is coming down in Bristol and we'll likely see a delayed start.
It does feel like Bristol is something of a cursed ground when it comes to international cricket.
If this rain delay lasts long enough I may tot up the number of fixtures affected by the weather in recent years.
Ffion Wynne
BBC Sport cricket writer at Bristol

It's raining. The covers are coming back on.
One of those days, I think.
England: Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Amy Jones (wk), Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Kate Cross, Lauren Bell
New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (c), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze (wk), Hannah Rowe, Molly Penfold, Eden Carson
Three changes for England, two for New Zealand.
For the hosts, Dunkley, Glenn and Bell come in for Danni Wyatt, Sophie Ecclestone and Lauren Filer, as the pack is shuffled after the series win.
Meanwhile New Zealand have brought in Carson and Rowe for Jess Kerr and Fran Jonas.
New Zealand captain Sophie Devine: "Yeah it has been tough but this is a really good opportunity. We probably would have had a bowl first today with the overheads conditions and the possibility of rain.
"This is a great challenge for us to step up. We've discussed the past two games, but now we see this as an opportunity of showing what we can do."
England captain Heather Knight: "There has been a bit of rain around and the pitch has been under the sheets for a little bit. Hopefully we get a bit of movement but overall it looks a good wicket.
"I'm really pleased, we have been outstanding in all facets. We bowled well at Durham but took it to another level in Worcester. Our consistency, relentlessness and desire to take wickets.
"We have made three changes. Sophia Dunkley is in Danni Wyatt. Sarah Glenn is in for Sophie Ecclestone and Lauren Bell comes in for Lauren Filer. It is mainly to give other players the opportunity to show what they can do."
Heather Knight has won the toss and has chosen to bowl, as she did at Worcester on Sunday.
It means England will have chased in all three matches in this series.
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