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New Zealand women avoid England whitewash

AFP  |  London 

struck an unbeaten 117 as New Zealand's White Ferns won the third one-day international at by four wickets to deny England women a 3-0 series clean sweep.

Home openers and shared a century stand as England threatened a huge total.

But Beaumont's exit for 53 sparked a collapse and the world champions lost all their wickets for just another 115 runs as they were dismissed for 219, with White Ferns spinner taking five for 39.

Devine was in excellent touch as she led New Zealand's reply, facing 117 balls and ending the match with a six off England quick as the visitors won with more than five overs to spare.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 11:40 IST