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England vs India: Danni Wyatt leads tourists to commanding 38-run victory in first T20I | Cricket News

England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt and Danni Wyatt shared a sparkling 138-run partnership to lead their side to a commanding 38-run victory over India in the first T20 international at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

England got off to a horror start when they were reduced to 2-2 in the first over after Renuka Singh Thakur (3-27) dismissed Sophia Dunkley (one) and Alice Capsey (0) for a golden duck.

Vice-captain Sciver-Brunt (77) and Wyatt (75) steadied the ship and helped England post 197-6, capitalising on the mistakes of India’s bowlers, who struggled with their line and lengths.

England's vice-captain Nat Sciver-Brunt starred with both the bat and the ball
England’s vice-captain Nat Sciver-Brunt starred with both the bat and the ball

In reply, England’s bowling attack stepped up taking regular wickets and reduced the hosts to 82-3 by the halfway mark.

Shafali Verma (52) was the only India player to surpass a half-century and the hosts were restricted to 159-6 primarily by Sophie Ecclestone (3-15), who made a stunning return to action.

More to follow…

What’s next?

The second IT20 will take place on Saturday December 9 at the Wankhede Stadium before the third and final match is played on Sunday December 10.

The one-off four-day Test will take place from Thursday December 14 until Sunday December 17 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

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