Amy Jones was the easy choice to speak with the media following England's 53-run victory over Pakistan at Edgbaston.

Jones, making her 100th IT20 appearance for England at her home ground, starred in both innings, firing 37 with the bat and taking four catches behind the stumps.

The 30-year-old, who received a special cap pre-match presentation, rose to the occasion in front of her family and friends when England needed it most.

Put in to bat, the hosts struggled against the new ball, and at 11/4, looked in serious trouble.

But Jones steadied the ship alongside captain Heather Knight as their fifth-wicket stand of 67 helped the Three Lions reach 163/6.

“I was under a bit of pressure walking out, but it was great having Heather out there,” said Jones. “She calms you down and fills you with confidence so it was good. The plan was to bat as positively as we could and once we got going we were happy, but a little disappointed with missed out on the fun at the end. It was a pleasure to watch Danielle (Gibson) bat.

“In games like that we won comfortably, but we were challenged at different moments. There a lots of learnings as it wasn’t a straightforward win.”

Speaking of her performance, Jones added: “The first game of the summer gets me if I’m honest so I was a bit nervous this morning. I’ve had a lot of attention, which is not my favourite, but I appreciate the love.”

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