Friday 26 February 2010 

Raj Has Been Like A Thorn In My Side - Edwards

	 Raj Has Been Like A Thorn In My Side - Edwards
Raj Has Been Like A Thorn In My Side - Edwards
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England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards has described India's Mithali Raj as 'like a thorn in my side' before saying that a lack of runs has hurt her side in India.

Despite Edwards' unbeaten 57 in Visakhapatnam, England by five wickets to hand the series to India with a game to spare, Raj unbeaten on 84 at the end of the game.

"We just didn’t get enough runs again, it seems to be the story of the series. Mithali (Raj) has been like a thorn in my side," Edwards said after the match.

"We needed to take early wickets and remove her (Raj) and we didn’t. Ultimately we are not getting enough runs and that’s what is going wrong at the moment."

Only three England players have scored half-centuries during the series - Edwards, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Jenny Gunn but Edwards did manage to find a positive from the series so far.

"Our fielding has been world class throughout this trip, the girls gave 110% and took India right to the line again, but if you don’t put enough runs on the ball your fielding means nothing," Edwards added.

Looking forward to the final game in Mumbai on Monday (1st March), Edwards is hoping that her side can mark a new month with a better batting performance.

"If we could get 30 or 40 more runs there would be a really good game of cricket out there, hopefully we can put that right in Mumbai," she said.

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