Fine fifties from skipper Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight helped England women outplay their Indian counterparts by 42 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first rain-hit one-dayer here on Thursday.
Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden`s Five Cricketers of the Year.
Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women`s World T20 here on friday.
A dejected England captain Charlotte Edwards blamed her side`s exit from the women`s cricket World Cup on inconsistent and slow starts in the first phase of the event, saying the defending champions came up with their best way too late.
England captain Charlotte Edwards today said it was not some super bowling by Australia but poor shot selection of her teammates which resulted in their narrow two-run defeat while chasing a paltry 148 in a Women cricket World Cup match, here today.
India`s women cricketers may not be world beaters but are a tough bunch at home, feels England captain Charlotte Edwards ahead of the ICC Women`s World Cup to be held here from January 31 to February 17.