An aggressive unbeaten 62 from Charlotte Edwards helped England to a nine-wicket victory in the first NatWest Twenty20 international against South Africa at Chelmsford.
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Edwards, who made her ninth T20 half-century, played shots to every part of the ground to help England chase down South Africa's total of 89 for three with six overs to spare.
Dane van Niekerk led the way for the tourists with 36 and Mignon du Preez helped out with 28 - however, Edwards was in complete control for the hosts.
She made her half-century from 47 balls, including nine boundaries, and sealed an emphatic England victory by smashing Marizanne Kapp through the covers.
She said: "I didn't get off to the quickest of starts but I knew that I was in good form and I could catch up quickly.
"I guess my experience is counting now. That's why when I get in I have to stay in and take the team home."