Yesterday, England men scored the highest ODI total of 481/6, today it was the turn of English women. The women made the highest total in women’s Twenty20 internationals of 250-3, beating South Africa by a mammoth 121 runs.
Interestingly, the previous highest score was 216-1 by New Zealand against South Africa, only hours before the English team hammered the Proteas on the same Taunton wicket.
Opting to bat, Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt added 147 runs for the first wicket. England rode on the back of Tammy Beaumont’s blitzkreig who hit 116 off 52 balls with 18 fours and 4 sixes. She equalled the record of 22 boundaries in a T20 innings earlier set by Australia’s Meg Lanning. Wyatt scored 56 off 36 balls.
Katherine Brunt fetched England 42 runs off 16 balls and Natalie Sciver hammered a 15 ball 33 taking England to 250. 33 fours were hit along with 9 sixes in the English innings.
Masabata Klass’s 0-59 and Stacy Lackay’s 2-59 are now the most expensive bowling figures in T20Is.
South Africa just couldn’t get going. It was only a determined fifty by Dane van Niekerk who scored 72 but couldn’t prevent a 121 run crashing defeat.
The highest T20I score in Men’s cricket is 263/3 by Australia against Srilanka in 2016.
England Women: 250/3 in 20 overs (Danielle Wyatt 56, Tammy Beaumont 116, Natalie Sciver 33, Katherine Brunt 42*; Stacey Lackay 2-59) beat South Africa Women 129/6 in 20 overs (Dane van Niekerk 72, Mignon du Preez 25; Katherine Brunt 2-18, Danielle Hazell 2-35) by 121 runs
WORLD RECORD 🙌🏽🎉
We have hit 250/3 – the highest score ever in a women's T20 international!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 20, 2018
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