Brindle’s batting woes continue despite England win

Tour troubles: Louth all-rounder Arran Brindle.
Tour troubles: Louth all-rounder Arran Brindle.

ARRAN Brindle’s poor series with the bat continued as England women wrapped up the series win in their T20 game against New Zealand early on Wednesday.

Louth all-rounder Brindle was out first ball for a duck as England reached 108-6 off their 20 overs.

The rain-affected win means England are 3-0 up with two matches left to play.

30 from Jenny Gunn and 26 from Lydia Greenway set the tourists on their way after an early wobble.

Brindle entered the fray at 12-3 and was promptly run out by New Zealand captain Suzie Bates and has now scored just ten runs in her three innings this tour.

New Zealand began batting well before a middle order collapse put paid their hopes.

Brindle claimed her revenge on Bates, having her caught behind by wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor for 19.

The hosts struggled from then on and reached only 90-7 off their 18.5 overs at Eden Park, ten runs short of their revised Duckworth-Lewis target.

The fourth T20 of the series will be played at Queen’s Park, Invercargill on Saturday.