Wyatt powers England Women to T20 tri-series trophy

Danielle Wyatt scored a fifty as England Women beat New Zealand Women by seven wickets in the T20I tri-series final at Chelmsford on Sunday.

Opener Wyatt struck 50 off 35 balls, her third half-century in T20Is, as England comfortably chased down a target of 138 in the 18th over with only three wickets down.

Wyatt added 81 for the first wicket with Tammy Beaumont (35) while their were solid contributions from Natalie Sciver (21 not out) and captain Heather Knight (17 not out) to take the hosts over line.

Earlier, New Zealand never took advantage of a good start with the bat as they could only post 137/9 in their 20 overs.

Opening pair Sophie Devine (31) and Suzie Bates (31) put on 55 inside the first six overs but the innings fell away dramatically once the wickets started to tumble.

Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell each took two wickets to stem the New Zealand tide.