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White Ferns lose final World Cup warm up

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/06/2017
Suzie Bates. © Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images Suzie Bates.

The White Ferns have received a wakeup call three days out from their women's cricket World Cup campaign after suffering a seven-wicket loss to England.

New Zealand were found wanting with the bat against the tournament hosts in a third and final warm up game at the County Ground in Derby, dismissed for 130 in the 39th over.

England strolled to 132-3 with nearly 23 overs to spare.

The White Ferns never recovered from losing key openers Suzie Bates and Rachel Priest cheaply, with English offspinner Laura Marsh then causing problems through the middle stages, taking 3-7 off four overs.

Katey Martin top-scored with 36 while Amy Satterthwaite (24) and Maddy Green (16) were the only other players to register double figures.

The last seven wickets fell for 35 runs.

England had few such batting issues, including opener Tammy Beaumont, who eased to 51 not out off 76 balls.

New Zealand, who face Sri Lanka in their opening World Cup match in Bristol on Saturday, have been mixed in the lead up.

They lost a first practice match to Australia by 46 runs before hammering India by seven wickets.

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