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England Women crush Sri Lanka to seal T20 series

Telegraph Sport
Tammy Beaumont helped steer England over the line against Sri Lanka - AFP

England Women claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead in their T20 International series against Sri Lanka with a crushing eight-wicket win in Colombo.

England won the first game of the three-match series by eight wickets on Sunday after dismissing their hosts for just 94, and it was a similar story on Tuesday. It is the first time since 2012 that England have won nine matches in a row.

Katherine Brunt's two for 31 helped a miserly England attack limit Sri Lanka to 108 for six off their 20 overs, with captain Chamari Atapattu (24) the only player to score more than 15.

The tourists then knocked off their run chase inside 14 overs with Danielle Wyatt (37) and Amy Jones (36) putting the result beyond doubt with a blistering opening stand of 79 in just 7.3 overs.

"I'm delighted to be part of this team, it was another great win," said Whyatt. "The bowlers bowled exceptionally well on quite a touch wicket. It was nice to bat with Amy out there. There's a great vibe going around the group at the minute."

Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver subsequently had no trouble easing England to a comfortable victory, which ensures a T20I series success to go with the team's 3-0 sweep in the one-day international matches.

The third and final T20 match of the series takes place in Colombo on Thursday.