Source: Malaysian Cricket Association

England Take T20 Series As Jones Stars Again

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England Women took an unassailable 2-0 lead in their IT20 series over Pakistan in Malaysia with a thumping 84-run victory.

Amy Jones – Photo: Malaysian Cricket

Amy Jones (89) was the team’s stand-out performer, while Danni Wyatt – making her 100th IT20 cap – made 55, Sophie Ecclestone recorded the impressive figures of 3-1-5-2 and Mady Villiers took two wickets on her first outing of the tour.

Heather Knight won the toss once again and Jones and Wyatt got to work, putting on 120 for the first wicket. Jones was unfortunate to not reach her maiden IT20 century but will have been pleased to make her second half-century in a row.

Pakistan’s reply was managed well by England’s bowlers, with only some lower-order hitting adding some respectability to their total.

Tomorrow the teams meet for the final IT20 of the series. The next time England will take to the field in an IT20 they’ll be in Australia, ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, with Lisa Keightley in charge.

Danni Wyatt: “I’m really happy to have made 100 caps. There have been a lot of highs and lows along the way but I’ve enjoyed the journey, and it means a lot to get here.

“It’s great batting with Amy and we were happy to get us off to a good start. We’d have liked one of us to go on and get a hundred but it was a decent total.

“It’s tricky with the ball when the chase begins to be unlikely, but the bowlers stayed really disciplined and kept their standards high.”

Courtesy of the ECB