Edwards, Brindle, Gunn Hammer Pakistan
England Women 227-7 (Edwards 83) beat
Pakistan Women 116 by 111 runs
First One-Day International, Louth
The experienced trio of Charlotte Edwards, Arran Brindle and Jenny Gunn turned in starring performances as England Women thumped Pakistan Women by 111 runs in the first of two One-Day Internationals.
Louth's London Road ground in Lincolnshire hosted international cricket for the first time as England posted 227 for seven and then dismissed Pakistan for 116 in reply.
Edwards top scored with 83, opening partner Brindle made 55 before Gunn returned five for 22, notching both her career-best and 100th ODI wicket in the process.
England handed debuts to Lauren Winfield, who made one run, and Natalie Sciver, who scored two and then took the wicket of Asmavia Iqbal for four.
Lydia Greenway also made 38 not out in 29 balls and Heather Knight 16 to propel England to a winning score after Edwards (124 balls, seven fours) and Brindle (102 balls, three fours) had put on 112 for the first wicket.
Sadia Yousuf took three for 33 and there was a wicket apiece for Sumaiya Siddiqi, Iqbal, Sana Mir and Nida Dar.
Pakistan made a solid start through openers Javeria Khan (39) and Nahida Khan (23) before Knight ended their 58-run stand by running out Nahida and Javeria fell to Gunn.
Brindle had Nain Abidi caught without scoring and after Gunn had Bismah Maroof caught behind for 20 to reach her milestone, Pakistan collapsed from 103 for five to 116 all out.
In all, they lost their last eight wickets for just 15 runs having been 101 for two with Javeria and Bismah batting together.
Helping Gunn rip through the batting line-up was Danielle Hazell, Danielle Wyatt, Sciver and Brindle with a wicket apiece.
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