Edwards Ton Sets Up Comprehensive England Victory

Edwards Ton Sets Up Comprehensive England Victory
Edwards Ton Sets Up Comprehensive England Victory
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England Women 315-6 (Edwards 138, Taylor 77) beat
South Africa Women 219 (Brindle 2-18) by 96 runs
Second One-Day International, Potchefstroom

Charlotte Edwards scored her fifth One-Day International century to set up a 96-run win for England Women in the second game against South Africa Women in Potchefstroom.

Her innings of 138 steered England towards an imposing total of 315 for six before South Africa were bowled out for 219 in reply as England moved to an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Sarah Taylor (77) and Danielle Wyatt (37) also chipped in with valuable contributions as England's top order excelled on their way to a third highest score in ODIs.

Edwards hit 22 boundaries in her 138-ball innings and she put on 159 for the second wicket with Taylor, who faced just 63 balls.

Quickfire innings of 22 from Lydia Greenway and 21 not out from Heather Knight ensured England raced past the 300 mark for the sixth time in ODIs.

There were two wickets apiece for Shabnim Ismail and Chloe Tryon - a performance then equalled by Laura Marsh, Danielle Hazell, Arran Brindle and Knight as England dismissed South Africa in 47.3 overs.

Dane van Niekerk (44) registered a new career-best and Trisha Chetty made 39 but they found England's bowling attack too strong - just as they had done in the opening match, which England won by 62 runs.

England handed an ODI debut to Georgia Elwiss, the Sussex pacer returning nought for 43 in her eight overs opening the bowling alongside Jenny Gunn.

The third and final game is on 25th October before the two sides play three Twenty20 Internationals.

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