Cricket - more runs and another win for Charlotte

Charlotte Edwards made 64 not out.
Charlotte Edwards made 64 not out.

Super skipper Charlotte Edwards steered her England women’s team to more glory in New Zealand today (February 26).

England beat New Zealand by nine wickets in Lincoln to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match remaining.

Chasing 169, Sarah Taylor (89 not out) and Edwards (64 not out) came together after Heather Knight was dismissed for five.

They put on 158 to steer the tourists to victory with 17.5 overs to spare and set up a decider on Saturday.

England dismissed the home side for 168 with seamer Kate Cross taking 5-24 and spinner Rebecca Grundy claiming 3-36.

New Zealand had led 2-1 after the first three ODI games, which counted towards the International Cricket Council Women’s Championship.

The teams then played a Twenty20 series, which England won 2-1 on Wednesday in Edwards’ 200th match as captain, before the ODI series resumed today.

However, the final two ODIs do not count towards the ICC Championship.