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    England's collapse in the third T20 match gifted the White Ferns a victory in the New Zealand v England series
England's collapse in the third T20 match gifted the White Ferns a victory in the New Zealand v England series
England still had six wickets left after Heather Knight was run out with 22 runs needed from 22 balls> Source: Getty Images

England's collapse in the third T20 match gifted the White Ferns a victory in the New Zealand v England series

New Zealand secured a dramatic three-run victory in the third T20 against England in Nelson.

Despite cruising towards their target of 156, England suffered a remarkable collapse, losing six wickets for just 25 runs.

Maia Bouchier's dismissal for 71 proved to be a turning point.

Suzie Bates was the hero for the hosts, conceding only four runs and taking two wickets in the final over to seal the win.  

England's chase would have been the highest in T20s in New Zealand after Sophie Devine scored 60 runs from 37 balls in their total of 155-3, but despite Devine's efforts, the target should have been easily achievable.

New Zealand skipper Devine and Amelia Kerr put on a partnership of 99 runs from 68 balls, and Devine was the bowler who took the wicket of Bouchier, which sparked the turnaround.

England will be strengthened by the inclusion of Sophie Ecclestone, Danni Wyatt, Alice Capsey, and Nat Sciver-Brunt in the fourth match on Wednesday. They will join the five-match series after participating in the Women's Premier League.

The availability of Sarah Glenn remains uncertain as she failed a concussion test after sustaining a head injury on the field.

Hollie Armitage, a debutant and concussion substitute, replaced her.

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