Wyatt’s Blitz Helps England Complete Series Sweep

England series sweep

Leeds, 19 May 2024: England Women secured a 34-run victory over Pakistan Women at Headingley on Sunday, completing a sweep of the three-match T20I series. England posted a formidable 176 before restricting Pakistan to 142-4 in 20 overs, thanks to Danni Wyatt’s explosive 87 off 48 balls.

Chasing 177, Pakistan’s openers Gull Feroza (30, 29b, 5x4s) and Sidra Amin (26, 29b, 5x4s) laid a steady foundation with a 60-run stand. However, their dismissals triggered a collapse, with Feroza, Sadaf Shamas (6, 7b, 1×4), and Muneeba Ali (3, 6b) falling cheaply, leaving Pakistan at 73-4 in 11.4 overs.

Despite needing 104 runs from 50 balls, Pakistan could only muster 69 more as Aliya Riaz (35 not out, 27b, 4x4s) and Nida Dar (29 not out, 24b, 3x4s, 1×6) fought valiantly in an unbeaten 69-run partnership. England’s disciplined bowling ensured a 34-run triumph.

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Earlier, opting to bat first, England started with a 36-run opening partnership between Maia Bouchier (8, 14b) and Wyatt. Wyatt’s aggressive innings included 12 fours and a six, reaching her half-century off 34 balls. Her 59-run third-wicket stand with Heather Knight saw her dominate, contributing 47 runs off 19 balls. Wyatt’s fireworks ended at 87 off 48 balls, courtesy of Diana Baig.

England’s innings saw regular wickets falling, but Amy Jones (26, 15b, 4x4s) held the fort, helping them reach 176 all out. Diana Baig was the standout bowler for Pakistan with 3-26, while Nida Dar claimed 3-45.

Scores in brief:

England Women beat Pakistan Women by 34 runs

England Women: 176 all out, 20 overs (Danni Wyatt 87, Amy Jones 26; Diana Baig 3-26, Nida Dar 3-45)

Pakistan Women: 142-4, 20 overs (Aliya Riaz 35 not out, Gull Feroza 30, Nida Dar 29 not out, Sidra Amin 26; Sophie Ecclestone 1-19)

Player of the match: Danni Wyatt (England Women)

Player of the series: Amy Jones (England Women)

1st T20I: England win by 53 runs

2nd T20I: England win by 65 runs

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