Source: Malaysian Cricket Association

England win series victory against Pakistan

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England Women won the final IT20 against Pakistan in Malaysia to secure a 3-0 series victory.

Captain Heather Knight was top-scorer with 43 as her side posted 170/3, and while Pakistan made a decent fist of their reply, they ended on 144/5, 26 runs short of victory.

Knight’s team featured a few changes, resting Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver, with England taking the opportunity to look at a few options ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

The wickets were shared around, with Anya Shrubsole, Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn – probably the find of the tour for England – taking the five wickets to fall between them.

Heather Knight: “I think it’s been a good tour for us. We asked batters to get big runs and that’s happened across both the ODI and the IT20 series.

“I think we’ve found some new players, as well. Sarah Glenn has really put her hand up and that’s great for us, it adds to the competition for places and makes us stronger as a group.

“I’ve been proud of how we’ve maintained our high standards, especially in the field – which is something we’ve been working hard on.

“It’s been great to spend time with Lisa and get chatting to her about how she sees the plans moving forward. We’re looking forward to the new year and the challenge of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.”