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Record-breaking Charlotte to lead team into World Cup semi final

Charlotte Edwards T20 career

Charlotte Edwards leads the England cricket team into the T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia tomorrow.

And the Cambridgeshire sportswoman does so as a record breaker.

She's become the first cricketer, male or female, to score 2,500 runs in international T-20 history.

She passed the milestone by scoring an unbeaten 77 in England's final group game against Pakistan over the Easter weekend.

That took Charlotte to 2,574 career runs, that's 400 runs more than New Zealand's Brendan McCullum who holds the record in the mens game.

Edwards to captain England against Australia

Charlotte Edwards will captain England against Australia Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards will once again lead the England women's cricket team when they take on Australia this summer.

Edwards has been named captain for all three formats of the Women's Ashes contests - 20 overs, 50 overs and one five-day Test Match, which starts on Sunday in Berkshire.

At the time when she made her England debut in 1995, Edwards was the youngest player ever to play for England. She is also the all-time leading scorer in women's one-day internationals.


Edwards captains England to South Africa win

Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards Credit: PA

England women's cricketers could still reach the final of the World Cup after beating South Africa in their Super Six clash.

The side captained by Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards' side destroyed South Africa by seven wickets in Cuttack. South Africa all out for 77 in 29.3.

Charlotte Edwards' defending World champions needed to win well if they were to set up a vital clash with New Zealand in their final game.

England reached their target with 40.3 overs to spare at the Barbati Stadium, closing the net run-rate gap on a New Zealand side they face on Wednesday.

Cambridgeshire cricketer becomes all-time record run-scorer in one day internationals

Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 109 to become the leading scorer in women's one-day internationals Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards has become the all-time record run-scorer in women's one day international cricket.

England captain Edwards made 109 as the defending champions won the second match of their Women's World Cup campaign in Mumbai yesterday, beating India by 32 runs.

Edwards and England are back in action against the West Indies tomorrow.