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Freya Davies & Danni Wyatt involved as England thrash New Zealand

Sussex’s Freya Davies and Danni Wyatt were part of an England side that romped to an eight-wicket victory in their first one-day international against New Zealand in Christchurch on Tuesday morning.

Freya was one of seven England bowlers to take a wicket as New Zealand were bowled out for 178 in the 46th over having won the toss and elected to bat first. The right-arm seamer picked up the wicket of Amelia Kerr and finished with 1 for 30 from seven overs.

Freya Davies

Danni made her mark in the field with a fine catch off the bowling of Katherine Brunt to dismiss White Ferns opener Natalie Dodd before providing the throw that ran out Brooke Halliday for 53.

Danni helped get England’s chase off to a solid start, adding 42 for the first wicket alongside Tammy Beaumont, before being dismissed for 17 half way through the eighth over.

Beaumont would go on to top score with 71 as England cruised home with 98 balls to spare. Skipper, Heather Knight finished unbeaten with  67 with Nat Sciver 21 not out at the other end.

The second match of the three match series takes place in Dunedin on Thursday.