Danni Wyatt’s 63 undefeated rescued England after they fell to 146-9 in the second ODI against New Zealand, ultimately triumphing by 13 runs; watch the third ODI live from 12.30 p.m. Tuesday on Sky Sports Cricket and the YouTube channel Sky Sports Cricket
Danni Wyatt aims to add “many more” England baseball caps to their 200 tally after starring with an undefeated 63 when they took a 2-0 lead in their ODI series against New Zealand.
Wyatt, who was called up after missing England’s series against India earlier in the summer, pulled his team out of trouble after they fell to 146-9 in Sunday’s second ODI in Worcester.
The 51-year-old 30-year-old’s latest association with Tash Farrant brought England to a total of 197, which ultimately turned out to be a winning score, as they triumphed by 13 runs based on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculations.
Having opened batting for much of his international white ball career, Wyatt is now seen as a mid-order option and should line up in that role again when the sides meet in Tuesday’s third game of the series of five. matches, 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 I can’t believe she has played 200 games.
“It feels like yesterday when I made my debut. I am immensely proud, I hope I have made my family proud and there are many more to come.
“That’s not up to me, but all I want to do is keep scoring runs every time I’m in the middle.
“I feel good, I have changed some things technically and it seems to be going well at the moment, so I hope that continues.”
“I’ve been talking a lot with (hitting coach) Jon Lewis and (head coach) Lisa Keightley about my role on the team, which is now middle order. It was really good to get some runs and show what I can do in that intermediate order. “
Despite Wyatt’s efforts with the bat, New Zealand still seemed on track to chase the target, even after that was revised for a rain delay that left them needing another 72 of 18 overs.
But the White Ferns were frustrated by the performance of spinner Charlie Dean, who finished 4-36 in just his second ODI appearance and made sure England could clinch the series in Leicester on Tuesday.
“We kept our nerves. We just said ‘straight bowling and make it hard for their hitters’ and Charlie Dean, what a legend!” Wyatt added.
“I’ve played a lot with her at Southern Vipers and she really deserved her chance with England. She has been bowling very well for Vipers and at The Hundred as well, so I’m really delighted that she got all four wickets and won. for us.