England women made their second greatest Twenty20 score as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 96 runs to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.

Dani Wyatt made 51 and fellow opener Amy Jones 57, while Natalie Sciver struck 49 not out and Tammy Beaumont an unbeaten 42 from the tourists’ 204-2.

Sri Lanka made only 108-6 in response as Kate Cross took 2-20.

Victory has been England’s 10th in succession on their tour of India and Sri Lanka.

England won the final game in a 2-1 one-day series defeat in India, but won the T20 series 3-0 before hammering Sri Lanka 3-0 from the one day show that preceded the T20s.

England’s greatest T 20 total is the 250-3 they made against South Africa at Taunton last calendar year.


Despite losing the toss to the sixth match running, England finally secured their need to bat first and placed to a catastrophic display on their way to the highest T 20 full in Sri Lanka.

Dani Wyatt and Amy Jones’ rack of 96 within their second match launching the batting together suggested there is much to come in this pair.

Boundaries were struck all around the floor, influential shots were launched across the ropes and SriLanka’s beleaguered bowling strike looked defeated.

This England have won this show is of little surprise, but the fact they have won 10 on the rebound from the subcontinent implies a ruthlessness and conclusion that ought to really be applauded.

While Mark Robinson’s charges head to an Ashes summer using a bundle of momentum, for Sri Lanka this was a reminder of what work there is always to do before they can consider challenging the entire world’s best sides.


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