Home > News >

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013: Skipper Edwards slams unbeaten century to guide England to third spot

ICC Women's World Cup 2013: Skipper Edwards slams unbeaten century to guide England to third spot

England skipper Charlotte Edwards remianed unbeaten on 106 © Getty Images (Representation pic)

Mumbai: Feb 15, 2013

England rode captain Charlotte Edwards unbeaten century to beat New Zealand by four wickets and finish third in the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

Chasing a modest 221 for victory, Edwards played a captain’s knock, scoring an unbeaten 106 off 121 deliveries with the help of 15 fours to take England to 222 in 47 overs.

Apart from Edwards, Lydia Greensway (31), wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor (28) and Arran Brindle (27) also made useful contributions with the bat to guide England home.

Off-spinner Lucy Doolan was the most successful bowler for New Zealand scalping three wickets for 50 runs, while pacer Sian Ruck picked up two wickets for 20 runs.

Earlier sent into bat, Amy Satterthwaite struck a fluent 85 to guide New Zealand to 220 for eight.

Left-arm spinner Holly Colvin shone with the ball for England, picking up three wickets for 31 runs while Aaran Brindle (2/38) dismissed two Kiwi batswomen.

England’s chase, however, did not start on a good note as the defending champions lost opener Danielle Wyatt (5) early.

Edwards, who became the first woman cricketer to amass 5,000 runs in ODIs, Taylor then forged a 78-run second-wicket stand, before Taylor was caught off Doolan’s bowling.

The English skipper then added 53 runs with Greenway for the third wicket to steady the innings and just when it seemed that the two were set for a long haul a brilliant diving catch by New Zealand captain Suzie Bates cut short Greenway’s stay.

All-rounder Brindle then shared a 58-run stand for the fourth wicket with Edwards to take England closer before they lost wickets in quick succession to be reduced to 202 for 6.

But Edwards and Laura Marsh held fort and saw England home without any further trouble.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 220 for 8 in 50 overs (Amy Satterthwaite 85; Holly Colvin 3/31) lost to England 222 for 6 in 47 overs (Charlotte Edwards 106*; Lucy Doolan 3/50)

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Photos

Australia vs Zimbabwe, ODI tri-series at Harare

Videos

Misbah disppointed with Pakistan's performance

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Zimbabwe vs Australia, 4th ODI: Highlights

Elton Chigumbura-Prosper Utseya partnership takes Zimbabwe to historic win over Australia

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014 Zimbabwe vs Australia Zimbabwe vs Australia 2014

Supreme Court refuses to reinstate N Srinivasan as BCCI president

Supreme Court gives Mudgal commission two more months to investigate IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal

Mudgal Committee may recommend Chennai Super Kings expulsion from IPL

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe delighted with historic win against Australia

Michael Clarke terms Australia’s performance as ‘terrible’ against Zimbabwe in 4th ODI

David Bairstow: A champion claimed by depression

Should Michael Clarke cut down on playing time ahead of ICC World Cup 2015?

Australia’s losses to minnows in limited-overs cricket

India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

Zimbabwe’s 12 most memorable victories in international cricket

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

668 Posts | 6 Fans

Yuvraj Singh's ton against MCC

Enforcement Directorate begins probe against a dozen online e-retail firms

Obi S400, Obi S450, Obi S500, Obi Python S452 and Obi Wolverine launched, prices start from Rs 4,200

5 shades of pink lipsticks that every girl should try

Ek Hasina Thi: Why is Sakshi finding satisfaction in Shaurya’s pain?

Michael Clarke says Australia were terrible against Zimbabwe

Centre deliberately denying power to Maharashtra: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan

8 things that affect your bone health adversely

NGOs pursue education for all

Mudgal Committee may recommend Chennai Super Kings expulsion from IPL

Diesel at almost market price as under-recovery falls to 8 paise

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here