Danny Wyatt is aiming to add more than 200 appearances for England after playing unbeaten 63 as they took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series against New Zealand.
Wyatt, who was recalled to the squad after missing the England series against India earlier this summer, was ruled out of trouble after falling to 146-9 in the second ODI at Worcester on Sunday.
The last 51 partnership with the 30-year-old Dash Front took England to a total of 197 — eventually winning by 13 points according to Duckworth’s calculations — which became the winning score — Lewis-Stern.
After opening the hood for most of his international whiteball career, Wyatt is now seen as a mid-order option and is expected to play that role again when the teams meet on Tuesday in the third match of the five-game series. Ski Sports Cricket.
“It’s a special feeling, but I try not to think too much about it,” Wyatt said. “I still feel young and I can’t believe I played 200 games.
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“Like yesterday when I made my debut. I’m so proud, I’m so proud of my family, so many more to come.
“I don’t have it, but all I want to do is get points every time I am in the middle.
“I feel good, I have technically changed some things, it looks better now, so I hope it will continue.
I’ve talked a lot with (batting coach) John Lewis and (head coach) Lisa Caitley about my role on the team, which is now middle class. It was great to get a few points and show what I can do in that middle row. “
Despite Wyatt’s efforts through the bat, New Zealand still seemed to be on track to reach the target – conceding 72 in 18 overs even after being corrected by a rain delay.
But White Fernandez was thwarted by the performance of spinner Charlie Dean, who finished only 4-36 in his second ODI and won the England series in Leicester on Tuesday.
“We were quiet. We said ‘go bowling and make it hard for their win’ and Charlie Dean – what a legend!” Wyatt added.
“I played a lot with her in the South Vipers and she really deserved the chance with England. She played well for the Vipers and in the Hundred, so I’m very happy she got four wickets and won this for us.
Thanks to Dino and (Captain) Heather (Knight) for trusting her. She fully supports her in taking wickets for us and she certainly made us proud. “
Watch the third ODI between England and New Zealand live on the Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel in Leicester on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m.
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