England’s Danni Wyatt is hungry for more after marking the 200th cap with match-winning knock against New Zealand | Cricket News

Danni Wyatt’s unbeaten 63 saved England after sliding to 146-9 in the second ODI against New Zealand, which ultimately won by 13 runs; watch the third ODI live from 12.30pm on Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel

Last updated: 20/09/21 20:04

England's Danni Wyatt tops with 63 unbeaten in the second ODI against New Zealand at Worcester

England’s Danni Wyatt tops with 63 unbeaten in the second ODI against New Zealand at Worcester

Danni Wyatt aims to add “many more” England white-ball caps to her number of 200 after playing with 63 unbeaten as they took a 2-0 lead in their ODI series against New Zealand.

Wyatt, who was recalled to the squad after missing England’s series against India earlier this summer, dug her side out of trouble after falling to 146-9 in Sunday’s second ODI at Worcester.

The 30-year-old’s last partnership of 51 with Tash Farrant steered England to a total of 197-which ultimately proved to be a winning score as they won by 13 races under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculations.

Having opened batting for much of her international white football career, Wyatt is now widely regarded as a middle-class option and should line up in that role again when the sides meet in Tuesday’s third of the five-match series, live on Sky Sports Cricket.

“It’s a special feeling, but I try not to think about it too much,” Wyatt said. “I still feel quite young and can not believe that I have played 200 games.

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“It feels like yesterday when I debuted. I feel hugely proud, hopefully I have made my family proud and there are many more waiting.

“It’s not up to me, but all I want to do is keep scoring races when I’m out there in the middle.

“I’m fine, I’ve changed a few things technically and it’s going well at the moment, so hopefully it’s going on.

“I’ve talked a lot with (batting coach) Jon Lewis and (head coach) Lisa Keightley about my role in the team, which is average now. It was really good to get some runs and show what I can do in the middle order.”

Despite Wyatt’s efforts with bats, New Zealand were still on course to chase the target – even after it was revised by a rain delay that made them need another 72 from 18 overs.

Spinner Charlie Dean took four wickets to win England's victory in 13 races against New Zealand

Spinner Charlie Dean took four wickets to win England’s victory in 13 races against New Zealand

But the White Ferns were thwarted by the performance of spinner Charlie Dean, who finished with numbers at 4-36 in just his second ODI appearance, ensuring England could beat the series at Leicester on Tuesday.

“We kept our nerve. We just said ‘cheers straight and make it hard for their hits’ and Charlie Dean – what a legend!” added Wyatt.

“I’ve played a lot with her in the Southern Vipers and she’s really deserved her chance with England. She’s bowled really well for the Vipers and also in The Hundred so I’m really glad she got the four wickets and won it. for us.

“Thanks to Deano and the credit to (captain) Heather (Knight) for showing faith in her. She fully supports her in taking wickets for us and she made us all proud.”

Watch the third ODI between England and New Zealand, in Leicester, live from 12.30 on Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel.

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