Charlotte Edwards © Getty Images
Charlotte Edwards has so far played 180 ODIs for England Women © Getty Images

By Devarchit Varma

Aug 23, 2014

England Women captain Charlotte Edwards created history on Saturday by becoming the first batswoman to slam as many as nine centuries in One-Day International (ODI) format. Charlotte achieved the feat during the second ODI against India Women at Scarborough.

Charlotte faced 145 balls and cracked as many as 11 boundaries to reach 108 not out, as the opener carried her bat in the second ODI. England lead the three-match series 1-0 having won the first match at the same venue.

The England captain overtook compatriot Sarah Taylor as the batswomen with most centuries, as the latter has scored eight tons in her international career. Former Australia batswoman Karen Rolton is at the third spot with eight tons in 141 matches. On the other hand, Charlotte has achieved the feat in her 180th game in the 50-over format.

Charlotte’s ton in the second ODI is also her first at home against India.

Here’s a list of most centuries scored by batswomen in international cricket:

Batswoman Country  Years  M R Highest Avg 100s 50s
Charlotte Edwards England 1997-2014 180* 5597 173* 38.07 9 43
ClaireTaylor England 1998-2011 126 4101 156* 40.2 8 23
Karen Rolton Australia 1995-2009 141 4814 154* 48.14 8 33
Janette Brittin England 1979-1998 63 2121 138* 42.42 5 8
Suzie Bates New Zealand 2006-2014 62 2039 168 37.75 5 10