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Edwards leads team to victory

England's women continued their preparations for the ICC Women's World Cup with a 51-run victory against South Africa.

England made 270-9 after being put in by the opposition, skipper Charlotte Edwards leading from the front to top-score with 78.

Lydia Greenway added 35, as both her and Edwards combined in a 101-run partnership. Heather Knight also contributed 42 off only 45 balls in Mumbai.

England bowled strongly as a unit, restricting the South Africans to just 220.

Left arm spinner Holly Colvin took the crucial wicket of Trisha Chetty for 57, while Arran Brindle and Danielle Hazell were also amongst the wickets.

Heather Knight said: "It was great to get out there, get into the swing of things and score some runs today.

"It was a decent wicket with a bit in it for the bowlers and played a little different to what we were expecting but was nice to bat on.

"Charlotte batted well up front, set a really good platform for us to kick on from and we get a decent total in the end.

"Our bowlers bowled well, got overs under their belts and it was good to get out in the field for 50 overs and get miles in our legs; we're all feeling good leading into tournament."