Women's T20 World Cup: England beat New Zealand in warm-up game

Katherine Brunt and Amy Jones
Katherine Brunt (left) celebrates one of her wickets with team-mate Amy Jones
Women's Twenty20 World Cup warm-up, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
New Zealand 134-9 (20 overs): Martin 57; Brunt 3-23
England 136-4 (18 overs): Knight 45, Wyatt 42; Tahuhu 2-20
England won by six wickets

England cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in their Twenty20 World Cup warm-up game in Adelaide.

Katherine Brunt (3-23) starred with the ball for England, claiming the scalp of New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine with her fourth delivery.

Katey Martin scored 57 from 44 balls to help the Kiwis recover from 38-4 to 134-9 but it never looked enough.

Openers Danni Wyatt (42) and Amy Jones (21) put on 41 before captain Heather Knight (45) guided her side home.

England, who won with 12 balls to spare at the Karen Rolton Oval, play Sri Lanka in their final warm-up game at the same venue on Tuesday before their first T20 World Cup game against South Africa in Perth on Sunday.

Earlier at the Karen Rolton Oval, South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs after posting 146-5, Marizanne Kapp top-scoring with 44.

However, wet weather has so far prevented any of the planned warm-up games in Brisbane going ahead, with the waterlogged Allan Border Field stopping Australia, West Indies, Bangladesh, Thailand, India and Pakistan from taking part in their first practice games.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Venues: Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne Dates: 21 February-8 March
Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on all games on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sport website & app; in-play highlights (UK only) & live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app

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