Wyatt has been playing for England since 2010 (PA Images)
28 January 2020

New England cricket coach Lisa Keightley wins first game in charge against Australia

England's new cricket coach Lisa Keightley began with a win as her side beat Australia by 47 runs in a T20 warm-up match.

Danni Wyatt stole the show with a sensational 77 off 44 balls as England posted a target of 191 to win from their 20 overs.

The Aussies could only respond with a disappointing 144-9 as none of their batters reached 40 runs in Canberra.

England's victory was in preparation for a tri-series they are taking part in, which also involves Australia, with Keightley's team first taking on India on Friday.

Speaking after the match, England captain Heather Knight said: "We're only three days off the plane so it was good to see that we've got the jet-lag out of the system.

"There's quite a quick turnaround between games in the tri-series so that's a good start.

"Tammy (Beaumont) moving to number six was something we looked at in Malaysia. We think she can be really good for us there - she can win games of cricket for us.

"It means she'll have to adapt and we think she can do that, and we wanted Nat in a slightly different role at number three.

"We'll look to be flexible in our batting line-up but that's the approach we've gone with to try and win a World Cup."

The tri-series will serve as build-up games for the T20 World Cup which kicks off in Australia on February 21 and runs until March 8.

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