Cricket - Happy anniversary as Charlotte wins 200th game as England captain

Charlotte Edwards reached another milestone today.
Charlotte Edwards reached another milestone today.
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England women marked Charlotte Edwards’ 200th game as captain with a five-wicket win over New Zealand today (February 24) that sealed the Twenty/20 series 2-1.

England restricted the hosts to 97-9 with Heather Knight, Danielle Hazell and Laura Marsh taking two wickets each.

Knight then made 26 and Lydia Greenway 25 as England reached their target with eight balls to spare in Lincoln.

Edwards, who scored five, said: “There was a lot of hype, but in our dressing room it was all about the series win.”

ECB managing director Paul Downton was among those in attendance and prior to the match made a presentation to the 35-year-old from Ramsey, who says she wants to play on to the 2017 World Cup.

“There were a few tears walking out but it was great to have people here to mark the occasion,” she said.

Edwards, who made her England debut in 1996 at the age of 16 and took over as captain in 2005, became the first England player - man or woman - to captain in 200 internationals.

The Kent batter has presided over three Ashes series wins as well as the World Cup and World T20 successes of 2009.

In 2014 she became only the second woman to be named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year.