Danni Wyatt hits 89 unbeaten as England seals series win over India

Opener Danni Wyatt scored an unbeaten 89 as England Women sealed a multi-format series victory over India with an impressive Twenty20 final victory at Chelmsford.

Wyatt’s 56-ball contribution, which included 12 fours and a six, led his team to an eight-wicket triumph with eight balls to spare to win the series 10-6.

Wyatt and Nat Sciver went 112 for the second wicket with skipper Heather Knight joining Wyatt in the crease after Sciver left for 42 to reduce their team to 154 for two as an Indian attack dulled by a pitcher injury. Arundhati Reddy opening as the field was unable to make inroads.

Wyatt told BBC Sport: “I was really happy with the way it went tonight. It was a very nice ticket office.

“I thought our bowlers played really well to limit them to that total and I just hit sensibly and just played with my strength.

“I love parties like tonight and winning an extra streak makes it even better.”

Opener Smriti Mandhana had earlier anchored the Tourists’ innings with a fine of 70 of 51 balls, including two sixes and eight fours, before piercing Sciver in the middle of the deep wicket.

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur provided the first support and had scored 36 out of 26 balls when she was trapped in front by Sciver.

Wicket keeper Richa Ghosh helped restore momentum following their starts with a quick 20 shot to bring the score to 153 for six of their full allowance before becoming the last of Sophie Ecclestone’s three kills.

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