India v England, Women's World Cup 2013, Mumbai February 3, 2013

Charlotte Edwards becomes highest ODI run-getter

England captain Charlotte Edwards has become the highest run-getter in women's ODI history on the way to her seventh century in a Women's World Cup group game against India in Mumbai. Edwards, who needed 53 runs to claim the record at the start of the match, overtook Australian Belinda Clark's landmark of 4844 runs when she swept legspinner Reema Malhotra for a single in the 25th over.

Edwards, 33, had led England to their third Women's World Cup title in 2009 and had spoken in the run-up to this tournament about another title being a crowning glory in a glittering career now in its 17th year. The tournament didn't begin encouragingly for England, when they went down by one wicket to unfancied Sri Lanka two days ago in a last-ball finish.

Edwards had made just 9 in that game, but more than made up for that failure with a knock that also made her the fourth player to go past 1000 runs in the Women's World Cup. New Zealand's Debbie Hockley, England's Janette Brittin and Clark are the others in the list.

While Clark batted 114 innings in her career, Edwards needed 152 to make the record her own. She finally fell for 109 off 123 deliveries after being run out attempting a tight single. After Edwards, India captain Mithali Raj, 30, is next in the list of highest run-getters among currently active players, with 4491 runs.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Pathiyal on February 4, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    though she lost against SL, i also lost a piece of my heart for her when she congratulated SL team whole-heartedly after their spectacularly fought back game. she looked disappointed, but was accepting the defeat with grace. so far i was knowing the name but not the game :-) congrats, we were a bit late but we long to see more of you in the field.

  • shankar_boys_Palani on February 3, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Charlotte, congrats for being the leading run scorer in ODI. :-) Also, you played well for leading your team to victory against India. You are a precious stone to England's cricket team.

  • deol84 on February 3, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    yesterdays article some indian player was saying england bowling attact is not good,what happen now?????????

  • raredreams on February 3, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    she a lovely player,First Time To Watch her Playing . I am Just Loving It.

  • Pathiyal on February 4, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    though she lost against SL, i also lost a piece of my heart for her when she congratulated SL team whole-heartedly after their spectacularly fought back game. she looked disappointed, but was accepting the defeat with grace. so far i was knowing the name but not the game :-) congrats, we were a bit late but we long to see more of you in the field.

  • shankar_boys_Palani on February 3, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Charlotte, congrats for being the leading run scorer in ODI. :-) Also, you played well for leading your team to victory against India. You are a precious stone to England's cricket team.

  • deol84 on February 3, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    yesterdays article some indian player was saying england bowling attact is not good,what happen now?????????

  • raredreams on February 3, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    she a lovely player,First Time To Watch her Playing . I am Just Loving It.

  • raredreams on February 3, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    she a lovely player,First Time To Watch her Playing . I am Just Loving It.

  • deol84 on February 3, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    yesterdays article some indian player was saying england bowling attact is not good,what happen now?????????

  • shankar_boys_Palani on February 3, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    Charlotte, congrats for being the leading run scorer in ODI. :-) Also, you played well for leading your team to victory against India. You are a precious stone to England's cricket team.

  • Pathiyal on February 4, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    though she lost against SL, i also lost a piece of my heart for her when she congratulated SL team whole-heartedly after their spectacularly fought back game. she looked disappointed, but was accepting the defeat with grace. so far i was knowing the name but not the game :-) congrats, we were a bit late but we long to see more of you in the field.