India v England: Tourists win second T20 to seal series

Katherine Brunt took 3-17, and has 10 wickets from her final three games on the tour
2d Twenty20 world, Guwahati:
India 111-8 (20 overs): Raj 20, Brunt 3-17
England 114-5 (19.1 overs): Wyatt 64*, Winfield 29
England received by five wickets

Danielle Wyatt’s unbeaten 64 led England to a five-wicket victory over India that sealed the ladies’s Twenty20 series with a game to spare.

England comprise been cruising in their disappear of 112, best likely to walk from forty five-1 to 56-4.

But Wyatt batted with composure, sharing 47 with Lauren Winfield (29) to win the tourists residence with five balls to spare in Guwahati.

Earlier, Katherine Brunt took three wickets and Linsey Smith two as India comprise been restricted to 111-8.

The third and final match of the series is on Saturday.

England lost the one-day series in Mumbai 2-1, however comprise totally outclassed India within the shortest affect of the game.

After Saturday’s match, they are going to trail on to Sri Lanka for 3 one-day internationals and three T20s.

Drag bowler Brunt and spinner Alex Hartley will remain with the squad for that leg of the tour following injuries to Sophie Ecclestone and Georgia Elwiss.

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Former Wyatt guides England

Wyatt made her T20 world debut reduction in 2010 – however didn’t trail 50 till 2017

Wyatt, 27, had no longer handed 50 in any of her first 70 T20 internationals, however now has two a total bunch and four half-centuries from her past 20 innings.

Labelled “irritating” by captain Heather Knight after her dismissal within the principle ODI and dropped for the 2nd, she returned for the third and looked as if it could well in point of fact presumably per chance comprise realized classes with a managed maiden 50-over fifty.

This modified into all over again of the same. As an alternative of her traditional T20 aggression, Wyatt eased the ball into gaps and ran anxious – her 55-ball discontinue contained best likely six fours.

She watched on as Amy Jones, Nat Sciver and Knight all fell within the procedure of four overs to spinners Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bisht, however rebuilt with Winfield, who herself is attempting to slash a gap within the middle uncover after opening for a long way of her profession.

Winfield supplied the impetus, eradicating any rigidity with three boundaries in as many deliveries, however fell sooner than the job modified into as soon as total when she pulled off-spinner Deepti Sharma to deep mid-wicket.

Brunt arrived with 9 wanted, an equation that became two from the final over, with Wyatt riding Sharma down the flooring to ascertain victory.

India stifled by England assault

Raj prime scored for India, however took 27 balls to score 20

The house facet appeared to be responding to defeat within the opening match with aggression when Smriti Mandhana hit Anya Shrubsole for six over long-off from the principle ball she confronted and followed up with a the same maximum later within the same over.

But after Mandhana edged the very excellent Brunt on the reduction of within the following over, England squeezed.

Brunt and left-arm spinner Smith diminished India to 34-3, with residence hopes resting on veteran batter Mithali Raj. Raj took 27 balls to construct 20 and, when she tried to urge, lofted Kate Grisly to long-on.

By that level, she had been alive to by the bizarre stir-out of Sharma, who hammered the ball reduction into the non-striker’s stumps and modified into as soon as shopping for a single off the rebound, best likely to be despatched reduction by Raj and be brief of her flooring when wicketkeeper Jones serene Shrubsole’s throw.

England comprise been inviting within the sphere right through and additionally had the boost of the return of off-spinner Laura Marsh, playing on the tour for the principle time after making improvements to from a aspect damage, while additionally that comprises in a T20 world for the principle time in three years.

As wickets fell at a real rate, India’s acceleration by no strategy came. After Mandhana’s initial blitz, England’s effectivity supposed best likely 88 runs came from 18 overs, leaving a meagre total to maneuver.

‘India comprise been outplayed’ – what they stated

Player of the match Danielle Wyatt educated BBC Sport: “Or no longer it’s presumably presumably the most aged that I’ve ever played for England. In my head, I desired to discontinue in and Lauren Winfield made it more straightforward for me.

“Or no longer it’s fabulous to beat India, on yarn of it be a tough place to play. It can presumably per chance be an success if we head to Sri Lanka with a 3-0 steal.”

Ex-India seamer Snehal Pradhan on BBC Test Match Particular: “India comprise been outplayed and would possibly be anxious-pressed to withhold away from a 2nd consecutive series whitewash in T20 cricket. A complete bunch questions would possibly be requested about the batting and who goes to win those rapidly runs.”

Former Middlesex captain Isabelle Westbury on TMS: “A dominant performance from England. Danni Wyatt now has a half-century within the ODI and T20 series. Both those innings comprise been measured and managed, radiant precisely what she desired to withhold out.”

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