result
3rd T20I (D/N), Chelmsford, Jul 14 2021, India Women tour of England
(18.4/20 ov)154/2
ENG Women won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
89* (56)
danni-wyatt
Player Of The Series
98 runs • 3 wkts
nat-sciver

10.05pm So Knight heads off to claim two trophies in one hit... and three out of four all told, with a share of the Test match to boot. It's been a fabulous performance to finish a compelling series. Thanks for joining us, and don't stray too far... the women's Hundred is only days away now! From ESPNcricinfo's team, thanks and goodnight!

Presentation time

Heather Knight "Really pleased with the girls, we talked about being ruthless so really pleased for Danni, for her to perform like that was outstanding. She hasn't scored as many runs as she would like but she got her head down and backed her game, scoring boundaries and being a whippet between the wickets. It's brilliant to have that Test match, it gives you narrative throughout the series, we're not had it easy, we've learnt some stuff, and been in restrictions too so pleased with how the girls have stuck at it. Very close to where we want to be, want to build into our year with a squad of competitive cricketers."

The Player of the Match is Danni Wyatt. No surprise there. "About time, I really enjoyed batting out there tonight, Nat Sciver was exceptional but it was my night tonight, beautiful pitch, nice and skiddy, hit nice and straight and over cover, and it came off. Always pressure, but got to embrace it and do what I do best, and enjoy it. Enjoy life off the pitch as well. Nat's really shown everyone how amazing she is, and the way she's bowling as well, she's a legend.

The Player of the Series is Nat Sciver. "This series was really important for us, to perform like we did tonight, and the bowlers did an exceptional job. Danni batted how we know she can bat, it's been such a long time since we've seen it but she worked really hard. Bowling is tricky, and something I've been lucky enough to do for a few years. It's a batter's game so having some swing is really important. The way I played in the first T20 I'd love to play more like that, I'd love to play like Dottin, it would be fun. Hitting more boundaries and sixes is something I'm keen on doing.

Harmanpreet Kaur "We are very happy the supporters have come each game, there's disappointment, 30-40 runs extra would have made a difference. Someone has to take the responsibility, but we are working on that. We want our young players to take that responsibility. When you play a [multi-format] series like this you always feel you can bounce back. A great thing to do."

9.51pm Sampath has the stat: Three of top seven knocks in Women's T20I chases have been scored by Wyatt (including 2 100s)

And Sampath has another stat... England women's 50th T20I win at home, the first team to win 50 home T20Is

9.45pm So that's the end of that, a squeeze of the shoulder from her skipper Knight as Wyatt takes the plaudits. A magnificent innings of 89 from 56, and though it got tight in the penultimate over, it was a sprint to the finish in the end. England take the T20I series by 2 games to 1, but more importantly, they've wrapped up the multi-format series by 10 points to 6. Their dominance of the draw in the Test match epitomising the competitiveness of the tussle, but also the slight edge that England enjoyed throughout.

A share of the series would have been a hell of an achievement from India, and they got mighty close despite a big loss in the decider. If Reddy hadn't been injured, it could have been tighter, but Nat Sciver's 42 was a perfect counterweight to Wyatt's free-flowing hitting. And a word from Smriti Mandhana too, her 70 was superb in India's 153.

SteveO: "England too good. Fantastic performance. India are still a long way behind the top teams at the moment" Closing fast, if you ask me. Shafali Verma is a gun, and Richa Ghosh is only going to get better too. The future's bright!

ajay singh: "catch lost by Verma in the beginning cost the match to India" Well, it didn't really did it? Beaumont went soon afterwards.

18.4
1
Sharma to Wyatt, 1 run

round the wicket, a measured tap to midwicket, and England seal the spoils!

18.3
4
Sharma to Wyatt, FOUR runs

outside leg, swept behind square, scores level! Super timing once more, Wyatt has been in a mood from the get-go!

18.2
6
Sharma to Wyatt, SIX runs

hoisted over deep square leg! Down on one knee, violent contact with superb timing, and there's a fielder on the rope but that's well clear! A punch of the gloves, and now England are cruising

18.1
2
Sharma to Wyatt, 2 runs

an shimmy to the pitch, thrusting drive, inside-out through extra cover. Well placed, and the second run gets it back to a run a ball

end of over 183 runs
ENG-W: 141/2CRR: 7.83 RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 runs from 12b
Heather Knight6 (5)
Danni Wyatt76 (52)
Poonam Yadav 4-0-32-0
Sneh Rana 3-0-27-1
17.6
Poonam to Knight, no run

wide line, crashed hard to point and a dot ball to finish. Just a little bit of tension for England now... don't want to take it too deep in this situation!

17.5
1
Poonam to Wyatt, 1 run

worked to the leg side, one more single

17.4
1
Poonam to Knight, 1 run

hangs in the air again, and just short of cover again! A bit dicey for a few moments here...

17.3
1
Poonam to Wyatt, 1 run

a bit of a flat-footed hack, a reaction to the previous ball maybe. And inches from holing out to cover!

17.2
Poonam to Wyatt, no run

tossed out so wide. Wyatt can't quite work out how that's not given. She covered it, but it was barely on the strip!

17.1
Poonam to Wyatt, no run

loopy flight, big turn, can't connect on the pull

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 138/2CRR: 8.11 RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 runs from 18b
Danni Wyatt74 (48)
Heather Knight5 (3)
Sneh Rana 3-0-27-1
Poonam Yadav 3-0-29-0
16.6
1
Rana to Wyatt, 1 run

a chip to the on-side, Wyatt keeps the strike again

16.5
1
Rana to Knight, 1 run

clipped to the leg side, nothing fancy needed from here

16.4
Rana to Knight, no run

onto the front foot, good length, pressed back to the bowler

16.3
4
Rana to Knight, FOUR runs

reverse sweep straight away! No messing from Knight, plinked off a wicket-to-wicket line, and tapped very fine through deep third

Here comes the skipper, she's got a job to see through

16.2
W
Rana to Sciver, OUT

skips through an attempted pull! Sciver played for some turn but got a bit of skid off the deck in the evening dew, and back goes her middle stump! A glimmer for India?

Nat Sciver b Rana 42 (59m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Giggity: "Don't give up the hopes yet. Couple of good overs now and an equation of 9 off 6 might get tricky." Hmm...

16.1
1
Rana to Wyatt, 1 run

a scythe through the line, long-on gathers