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Danni Wyatt leads England past India to seal Women’s T20 series
England’s Danni Wyatt on her way to a quickfire, unbeaten 64. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP

Danni Wyatt leads England past India to seal Women’s T20 series

  • India 111-8; England 114-5 and win by five wickets
  • Wyatt hits 64 from 55 balls to seal win in final over

Katherine Brunt and Danielle Wyatt ushered England to a five-wicket victory over India in Guwahati as the tourists moved into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the women’s Twenty20 series.

Brunt was the standout bowler with three for 17 from her four overs as India could only post a meagre 111 for eight after losing the toss, with Linsey Smith also contributing two wickets.

England seemed to be coasting on 45 for one and were able to survive a brief wobble as opener Wyatt’s 64 not out from 55 deliveries helped them overhaul their total with five balls to spare.

However, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver and captain Heather Knight were all out for single-figure scores as England lurched to 56 for four but Lauren Winfield provided valuable support to Wyatt.

A 47-run stand yielded 29 from 23 balls for Winfield, who was dismissed with nine still required for the win. Wyatt held her nerve and thumped the first ball of the final over for her sixth four to underpin an England success.

England go into the final match of three with series victory assured, having won the opener by 41 runs


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