Nine In A Row For England Women

England celebrate another victory.
England celebrate another victory.
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England Women won their ninth match in a row to go 2-0 up against Sri Lanka and seal the T20I series with a game to go.

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It is their joint-highest number of consecutive victories since 2012, when the team won nine on the bounce between July and September.

Victory in Thursday's final T20I would be only the fifth time the team has won ten consecutive matches.

The only thing not going right for Heather Knight at the minute is her ability to win the toss. Calling incorrectly for the fifth time in five games meant Sri Lanka batted first but despite an opening partnership of 45 the hosts could only reach 108/6 from their 20 overs.

Katherine Brunt - returning for the rested Anya Shrubsole - took two while there was a maiden international wicket for Sophia Dunkley. Freya Davies, in just her second game, conceded only 14 from her four overs.

In reply, England's new opening partnership of Amy Jones and Danni Wyatt, with Tammy Beaumont moving to No.3, raced to a partnership of 79 inside eight overs and while both fell before the job was done England waltzed home by eight wickets inside 14 overs.

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Amy Jones: "It's another really good win. We've talked a lot about getting into the habit of winning games and being ruthless and we want to continue that.

"It's nice to win a lot of games in a row and we want to keep that run going for as long as possible. It's less than a year until the ICC T20 World Cup so it's great for us to get used to winning T20 matches.

"The bowlers again gave nothing away and it was good to come back with the ball after Sri Lanka had got off to a decent start with the bat.

"We want to finish the tour with victory on Thursday and make it 10 in a row. That will set us up nicely for a really important summer."