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    England wins handily under Danni Wyatt, sweeping the T20 series
England wins handily under Danni Wyatt, sweeping the T20 series
Danni Wyatt registered 87 off 48 balls. Source: independent.co

England wins handily under Danni Wyatt, sweeping the T20 series

At Headingley, England defeated Pakistan by 34 runs because of Wyatt's explosive 87.

Danni Wyatt took advantage of Pakistan's wastefulness to help England win 34 runs at a sun-drenched Headingley and complete a 3-0 clean sweep of their Twenty20 series.

Wyatt was dropped three times, the first coming on the 12th when Pakistani wicketkeeper Muneeba Ali lost a chance diving to her right. Despite this, Wyatt blasted 12 fours and one six in a brilliant 87 from 48 balls.

After thumping Pakistani skipper Nida Dar for 20 runs in one over, England's opener set the pace for the hosts, who went on to register the highest score of the series of 176 all out after adding 106 runs in the final 60 balls.

After more shoddy Pakistani fielding on runs 79 and 81, Wyatt was thoroughly outscored once more before eventually falling, the first of three wickets to fall in six balls.

After being removed from a Waheeda Akhtar no-ball, Danielle Gibson was also given a reprieve. Amy Jones had a brief appearance of 26 off 15 balls, but England lost their last four wickets in the final 10 balls.

Pakistan reached 60 without loss in the ninth over, but the collapse to 73 for four was caused by Sidra Ameen's refusal to review a leg before wicket decision on 26 off Sophie Ecclestone. The ball had brushed Ameen's glove before striking her front pad, according to technology.

Even though Aliya Riaz (35 no) and Dar (29 not out) put on an unbroken 69, Charlie Dean, Gibson, and Lauren Filer all contributed to wickets, and Pakistan never seemed like they would mount their greatest T20 chase.

As they prepare for the T20 World Cup later this year, they concluded on 142 for 4, giving England their ninth victory in 11 games in this format. On Thursday in Derby, the three-match ODI series gets underway.

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