England Women’s team won by 8 wickets to clinch the three-match T20I series against India 2-1.
They chased down 154 by 8 wickets.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Heather Knight | England captain: Really pleased with the girls. After the game at Hove, we wanted to take more responsibility. Happy for Danny, she had worked really hard and it’s paid off today. We all know how good she is, probably hasn’t scored as many runs as she could in the last 18 months. She put her head down and did what she does well – she loves being aggressive and scoring boundaries. It was brilliant to have that Test match, created a lovely narrative for the entire multi-format series. India have played really well, challenged us and put us under pressure. We’ve done well to respond to it. We’re very close (to being the team we want it to be) and the girls are all pushing each other with their skill levels. That’s what you want it to be.
Harmanpreet Kaur | India captain: Firstly, we’re thankful to the support we’ve got in all the games from the crowd. But yes, it was disappointing to not finish with a win. We could have scored a bit more runs with the bat and then dew made it tough in the second innings. Someone had to bat till the very end, it was something we had talked about but didn’t happen today. Hopefully it will come off soon. They (Richa and Shafali) are really good, performing whenever they are getting opportunities. Hoping that they continue it. Always nice to play a multi-format series like this, gives more importance to each game. Hopefully, we get better as a team.
Natalie Sciver | Player of the Series: This series was really important for us. We didn’t want it to end on a draw and wanted to win today. We all know Danny (Wyatt) can bat and it had been a long time. She did it so well. When conditions are favourable, it’s important to swing the ball but if it doesn’t, things do get easier for batters. The way I played in the first T20I, I would like to play like that a lot more. Today with Danny doing well, I didn’t have to do it as much. (On being the top-ranked T20I all-rounder) When I started, I wasn’t really an all-rounder but I always wanted to contribute with both bat and ball.
Danielle Wyatt | Player of the Match: It was about time (to get back to form). It was my night today. Glad to contribute to a series win. It was a beautiful pitch, came on nice and I felt that my best options were to hit straight as well as over cover. There is always pressure to do well, I just try to enjoy it. Will try to enjoy myself on and off the field, score runs and then see what happens (to my ODI future).