England cricketer, Danielle Wyatt took her game a notch higher by scoring a scintillating 64-ball 124 in the 3rd T20I against India at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai yesterday.
Chasing a daunting target of 199, England reached the finishing line with eight balls to spare.
It was Wyatt’s second T20I ton, and she became the only women cricketer to achieve this feat. She bagged the player of the match award, and her father was there to witness the special moment.
Wyatt dedicates ton to father
Wyatt dedicated the record-breaking ton to her father. She also added her father loves India and that his presence makes it more memorable.
“This hundred was quite special because my dad has flown all the way to see my knock. So this one’s for him. He loves India,” she said when quizzed on to pick the more special of her two centuries in the shortest format.
Her father, Steve Wyatt was delighted. But at the same time expressed his disappointment at the non-telecast of the matches back in England.
“First England female to do that, and during the Ashes…” Steve Wyatt said. “Well, thankfully, we had the game on live. I did watch it live, but didn’t record it.”
“I’m the sole representative of the Wyatt family here. But we were discussing this at dinner last night. Not sure what the issue is but what a big opportunity missed in the last game, and this one too, with so many people back home wanting to watch these matches.” he added.
He also said Danielle understands her game way better now and that has been the key to her impressive transition from county cricket to international cricket.
“She’s matured over the past 16-18 months, and become a lot more sensible with her batting,” he said. “And she is very fit, so that helps mentally a great deal. Another thing is the work; she’s put in a lot [of hard work] on those straight shots.” Steve said.
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