England’s Danni Wyatt played well in her 150th T20 international match. Her team won by 38 runs in Mumbai during their first tour of India in four years.
Danni Wyatt scored 75 runs in England’s victory over India in her 150th T20 International match.
Wyatt scored 75 runs, and Nat Sciver-Brunt made 77. They both played great and helped their team win with a total score of 197 on Wednesday.
Sophie Ecclestone made sure that the efforts of her teammates didn’t go to waste. She took 3 wickets for 15 runs in her comeback match after being out for four months with a shoulder injury. India could only score 159 runs in response.
At the start of the match, Wyatt, who was the opening batsman, became the first English cricketer to reach 150 international appearances. However, she faced a tough situation at Wankhede Stadium, losing two teammates in the very first over of the day before scoring any runs herself.
Renuka Singh bowled out Sophia Dunkley with a deflection off the bat. After that, she dismissed Alice Capsey, who didn’t score any runs (golden duck).
Despite facing the early challenges, Wyatt and Sciver-Brunt were not bothered and went on to score 138 runs off the next 87 balls.
Wyatt hit eight fours and two sixes, while Sciver-Brunt contributed with 13 boundaries of her own.
Wyatt’s aggressive 47-ball innings came to an end with five overs remaining when she was stumped by newcomer Saika Ishaque.
Amy Jones added excitement to the finish by scoring 23 runs off just nine balls in the final moments of the game.
Sciver-Brunt quickly became a key player in the early stages of the chase. She bowled in the third over and caused an error from the dangerous Smriti Mandhana, who got bowled with the ball hitting the middle stump.
Shafali Verma hit a few fours, helping India stay close to the required run rate. However, when Freya Kemp had Jemima Rodrigues caught behind in the final powerplay over, it gave another significant advantage to the touring team.
India was counting on a strong partnership between Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur. Harmanpreet Kaur seemed to be in good form briefly, but when Ecclestone joined the attack, it marked the end of her innings.
Ecclestone, the left-arm spinner, hadn’t played since dislocating her shoulder in August. However, she only needed one warm-up ball before dismissing Kaur, bowling her via an inside edge.
With five overs remaining, India still required 74 runs, and England went on to secure a well-executed victory. Ecclestone continued her excellent performance by dismissing the determined Verma (52) and Kanika Ahuja.