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Abhishek Purohit in Mumbai
February 3, 2013
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.
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