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Edwards does it for England

Mumbai: England rode captain Charlotte Edwards unbeaten century to beat New Zealand by four wickets and finish third in the Women's World Cup, at the Brabourne Stadium, here, on Friday.

Chasing a modest 221 for victory, Edwards scored an unbeaten 106 off 121 deliveries with the help of 15 fours to take England to 222 in 47 overs.

Apart from Edwards, Lydia Greensway (31), wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor (28) and Arran Brindle (27) also made useful contributions with the bat to guide England home.

Off-spinner Lucy Doolan was the most successful bowler for New Zealand scalping three wickets, while pacer Sian Ruck picked up two wickets.

In another match, Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 87 runs to finish fifth.

Batting first at the Barabati Stadium, Sri Lanka put up a decent score of 243 for seven in stipulated 50 overs with useful contributions from the middle-order.

Summarised Scores

In Cuttack: Sri Lanka 244/7 in 50 overs (C. Atapattu 52). South Africa 156 in 40.1 overs (S. Fritz 54; S. Siriwardene 4/31). Lanka won by 87 runs.

In Mumbai: New Zealand 220/8 in 50 overs (A. Satterthwaite 85; H. Colvin 3/31). England 222/6 in 47 overs (C. Edwards 106 not out; L. Doolan 3/50). England won by four wickets