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West Indies vs England: Danni Wyatt fires unbeaten 59 as vacationers ease to eight-wicket win in Antigua | Cricket Information | NEWSRUX

Danni Wyatt fired an unbeaten half-century and Lauren Bell took three wickets as England eased to an eight-wicket victory over the West Indies of their T20 sequence opener in Antigua.

Bell took 3-26 as England restricted the West Indies to 105-7 from their 20 overs, having received the toss and elected to area, earlier than easing to their victory goal on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with 44 balls to spare.

Sophia Dunkley and Lauren Winfield-Hill had been run out for 25 and 15 respectively, whereas Wyatt top-scored with 59 not out to assist see England residence and put them 1-0 up within the five-match T20 sequence.

“Lauren Bell and Katherine Brunt actually set the tone there with the ball,” Wyatt stated. “The lady’s bowled exceptionally effectively below the lights, we spoke about enjoying with intent, being courageous and entertaining and that is what we did with the bat as effectively.”

How England thrashed the West Indies

England, trying to comply with on from their ODI sequence sweep, made an early breakthrough within the second over when Bell bowled opener Aaliyah Alleyne for 2 to say her first T20 worldwide wicket.

Bell then caught Kycia Knight off Natalie Sciver for a two-ball duck earlier than captain Hayley Matthews was bowled by Katherine Brunt as she tried a reverse sweep over the stumps, leaving the West Indies at 19-3.

Djenaba Joseph – making her senior workforce debut after promotion from the under-19s squad – was stumped by Amy Jones and Rashada Williams’ speedy knock of 23 from 26 balls was ended when she was run out by Wyatt.

Bell claimed one other wicket together with her subsequent supply as Shemaine Campbelle (10) was caught by Winfield-Hill, lowering the hosts to 60-6 within the thirteenth over, earlier than Shabika Gajnabi (13) turned Bell’s third sufferer when she was caught by Sciver.

Lauren Bell claimed figures of 3-26 from her 4 overs

Chinelle Henry’s quickfire unbeaten 21 and eight from Afy Fletcher helped West Indies attain 105 on the change of innings, whereas England raced to 40 contained in the opening 5 overs of their reply earlier than Dunkley was eliminated by a Campbelle run-out.

Winfield-Hill placed on 45 with Wyatt for the second-wicket till she was additionally run out with the vacationers on 89, though England continued to bat positively and comfortably reached their victory whole within the thirteenth over.

What’s subsequent for England?

The remaining 4 matches of the T20 sequence all happen on the Kensington Oval in Barbados, with the subsequent fixture happening on Wednesday. The opposite three matches are held on Saturday, Sunday and December 22.

“We’re actually excited to get to Barbados!” Wyatt added. “Clearly we have cherished our time right here in Antigua, being on the identical pitch for all 4 video games made it just a little tough to bat on on the market however we discovered a approach.”

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