Source: AFP

Danni Wyatt guides England to T20 series victory

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An unbeaten half-century from Danni Wyatt took England to series victory in the Paytm Women’s T20 series in Assam.

England’s bowlers had done terrifically well to restrict the hosts to 111/8 and Wyatt kept England steady to see them home by five wickets.

Once again England were able to grab early wickets with the ball. Smriti Mandhana followed two beautiful sixes by nicking off against Katherine Brunt, before Harleen Deol and Jemimah Rodrigues followed in the powerplay.

India’s rebuilding job was steady but not spectacular, and England will have been confident at the half-way stage. A brief flurry of wickets had India’s hopes up, but Lauren Winfield did a great job in settling England’s nerves alongside Wyatt.

Winfield couldn’t see the job home but Wyatt hit the winning runs to give England an unassailable 2-0 series lead. They’ll play the final match of the series at the same venue on Saturday.

Danni Wyatt: “It’s great to win the series. It says a lot about us given the result in the ODI series and we’re really proud of how we’ve bounced back.

“It hasn’t been easy at all but we’ve shown a lot of character and resilience and we continued that today. The bowlers were brilliant – Katherine Brunt again stood up, and Laura Marsh and Linsey Smith were great again.

“I’m proud to have taken the team to the win. I’ve been challenged to finish more games off for England so it’s a great feeling to do that. It’s right up there next to my innings in Mumbai.

“We need to continue putting in performances like this, starting off with the final T20 on Saturday and then throughout the Sri Lanka series.”

Courtesy of the ECB