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England won the series 2-1. Photo: Getty Images
England won the series 2-1. Photo: Getty Images

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England Women take last-over thriller to win Vitality IT20 series

England Women 145-6 beat New Zealand Women 144-4 by four wickets

England Women came out on top in a last-over thriller to win the Vitality IT20 series.

Sophia Dunkley hit the winning runs through mid-wicket in the final over to seal a nervy victory, chasing down the visitors’ competitive total of 144-4.

Captain Heather Knight returned to the side and top-scored - winning Player of the Match in the process.

Please click here to download a virtual media conference with Heather Knight available for immediate use (Please credit ECB).

Vitality IT20 Series

Wednesday September 1: 1st Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford). England won by 46 runs.

Saturday September 4: 2nd Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove). New Zealand won by four wickets.

Thursday September 9: 3rd Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton). England won by four wickets.

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