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Danielle Wyatt thrilled with victorious England debut

Danielle Wyatt
Danielle Wyatt plays her club cricket for Meir Heath in Staffordshire

Staffordshire youngster Danielle Wyatt has described scoring the winning runs on her one day international debut for England as a "dream come true".

Wyatt, 18, scored 28 not out from 26 balls, guiding England to a two-wicket victory over India in Mumbai.

"I'm so happy," she told BBC Radio Stoke. "Just to be playing for my country is a great achievement.

"To hit the winning runs on my debut as well, it doesn't get any better than that. It's like a dream come true."

Wyatt was a surprise inclusion on the tour to India and had to wait until the series had already been sewn up by the hosts before getting her chance.

"We were 3-1 down and with nothing to lose, so they put me in to bat at number seven and bowl a few overs," added Wyatt.

"I got given my cap from [captain] Charlotte Edwards, so that set me up for the game as well, it was a great honour.

"I've proved to everyone that I can bat, so I hope I get the opportunity to bat again in the upcoming Twenty20 games.

"It's been hard work, because if we've not been training, we've had matches, and then we've been travelling all the time. It's hard work, but it's all been beneficial."

England, the current world one day champions, face India in three Twenty20 matches before returning home.

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