Saturday 23 August 2008 

Edwards Breaks Record To Help England Win Again


2nd Twenty20 International, Northampton: England Women (116-8) beat South Africa (79-7) by 37 runs

Charlotte Edwards hit an England Women's Twenty20 record of 76 from 66 balls to rescue her side and help them win by 37 runs in the second International against South Africa Women in Northampton.

Batting first, England were 60 for six at one point but Edwards' innings got them up to 116 for eight before South Africa were restricted to 79 for seven. Edwards' unbeaten knock, which contained seven fours, represented 65.5% of England's total score and only Beth Morgan (13) could join Edwards in posting a double figure score.

It was the captain's third half-century in Twenty20 Internationals; Sarah Taylor, who made seven today, is the only other player to have managed to pass fifty for England.



England Women

England were eventually all smiles as they wrapped up the series 2-0. © Action Images / Paul Harding Livepic


Lydia Greenway, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Caroline Atkins and Katherine Bruntall failed to get off the mark as Ashlyn Kilowan picked up three for 25 and Sunette Loubser two for 13.

South Africa reached 16 before the wickets, just as they had in yesterday's match, began to tumble with Isa Guha trapping Alicia Smith in front for 12.

Holly Colvin (2-17) and Laura Marsh (2-14) picked up a couple of wickets apiece as South Africa's run chase stalled and was not helped by the run outs of Trisha Chetty (15) and Loubser (three).

England won the opening match yesterday by 54 runs and have won six out of seven matches against South Africa this summer - the other match was abandoned.

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