Twitter Reactions: Natalie Sciver’s all-round show helps England fly high in nail-biting thriller

England overcame some jitters in the final moments of the game to go past the finish line against Black Caps.

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The England side posted its second win of the 2022 World Cup by beating the New Zealand side with just one wicket to spare in a thrilling clash. Chasing a target of 204 for a win, the England side overcame some jitters in the final moments of the game to go past the finish line against the Black Caps.

England lost their opener, Danielle Wyatt, early with the scorecard reading 17, but Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight forged a good stand of 36 runs for the second wicket. Heather Knight stepped up and scored a responsible 42 for her side. Then, came a superb innings from the willow of Natalie Sciver.

The right-hander brought all her experience into play and scored 61 off 108 deliveries to make sure that the England side went past the target in an absolute thriller. Frances Mackay was outstanding with the ball for the Black Caps and scalped four wickets in her brilliant nine-over spell.

Maddy Green and Sophie Devine propel New Zealand past the 200-run mark

Batting first, the New Zealand outfit scored 203. The Kiwi openers, Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine did a good job and put on a partnership of 61 runs for the first wicket. After the departure of Bates, Amelia Kerr stitched together a partnership of 35 runs with Devine.

Amy Satterthwaite came in next after the fall of Kerr. She too chipped in with a handy contribution of 24. Devine, on her part, scored a 48-ball 41. But then, after that, the Black Caps lost their way and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. If not for Maddy Green’s timely 75-ball 52*, the Kiwis would have not even crossed the 200-run mark.

Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone scalped six wickets between them with the ball for the England side. Charlotte Dean also chipped in with a couple of scalps with the ball to rattle the New Zealand batting lineup.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the World Cup clash between England and New Zealand

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