Dominant performances in the first two IT20s sealed an impressive series win for England Women in India, as the three-match series ended 2-1.

England sealed a sixth successive series victory over India in the format, with the tour concluding this week with a one-off four-day Test starting on Thursday.

Nat Sciver-Brunt was the standout batter ending with 93 runs from two innings, with a top-score of 77. The all-rounder shared a stand of 138 with Danni Wyatt (75) in the opening T20 as England posted 197/6 before restricting the hosts to 159/6.

Sophie Ecclestone, returning from a shoulder injury, took 3/15 on her return to the side in the match, finishing the series as the leading wicket taker with seven.

In the second match, it was the bowlers who dominated as India were dismissed for just 80 in 16.2 overs.

A superb all-round bowling effort saw every England bowler take a wicket, with four claiming two. They chased down the total in 11.2 overs to win by six wickets.

England batter Alice Capsey: “It didn’t go to plan at the end but the main thing is we got over the line and secured the series.

“We’re delighted. We still haven’t played a perfect game of cricket yet, which is really exciting. India are a strong side and we’re looking forward to going again on Sunday.”

But India bounced back in the final game to record a five-wicket win, thanks to Smriti Mandhana’s 48 as the hosts chased down 127 with an over to spare at the Wankhede Stadium.

England needed a fine fifty from captain Heather Knight to post 126, having slipped to 76-8 at one stage.

Over 8,500 tickets have already sold for next year’s IT20 against Pakistan at Edgbaston, as England return to the venue following the successful Women’s Ashes this summer.

Early Bird tickets are available from only £15, with under 16s £5, if purchased before midnight on 12 March.

Over 9,000 tickets sold for Pakistan Women IT20

Pakistan Women will be in Birmingham on Saturday 11 May 2024 and over 9,000 tickets have already been sold.

With the Men’s IT20 already sold out, this is your last chance to see Pakistan at Edgbaston next summer. Tickets available from only £15, before the 12 March Early Bird deadline.

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