Cricket: England women win international T20 series

Date published: 26 March 2019

The England women’s cricket team, captained by Rochdale-born Heather Knight, has stormed to victory in the women’s international Twenty20 series after thrashing Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Tuesday (26 March).

Sri Lanka could only manage 108-6 in their 20 overs, whilst Knight’s side sealed victory with 109 runs for two in 13.5 overs.

The team’s victory on Tuesday marks the ninth successive win on their tour of India and Sri Lanka – the first time the team has won nine matches in a row since 2012, claims England Cricket.

Having previously beaten Sri Lanka by eight wickets on Sunday (24 March), England will go into the third and final match of T20 with victory secured.

The third and final match against Sri Lanka takes place on Thursday (28 March).

28-year-old Knight began playing cricket in boys’ and men’s teams when she was just eight-years-old after moving to Plymouth.

A talented right-handed batswoman, she played for Plymstock Cricket Club and at county level for Devon.

She was part of the England squad which reclaimed the Ashes against Australia in 2013 and helped retain them in 2014.

Knight received an OBE on the 2018 New Year’s honour list and was named among Wisden Almanack’s Five Cricketers of the Year for 2017 after she led the women’s team to a triumphant World Cup victory last summer.

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