Edwards: There's more to come
England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards believes her side's Ashes success is the start of a new era of dominance.
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England regained the Ashes with a five-wicket win in Thursday's second NatWest Twenty20 international at the Ageas Bowl.
Victory sparked wild celebrations that were in stark contrast to the mood of the team just six months ago.
England endured a forgettable winter when they lost the World Twenty20 final to Australia by four runs, before then surrendering their 50-over world title to the same opponents in February.
Those disappointments have been firmly put to one side over the past month, as England have outplayed the tourists in the multi-format series to lead 10-4 ahead of Saturday's Twenty20 finale at Chester-le-Street.
And with the return Ashes series this winter - when the points-based system will again be used - Edwards has warned that her side will only improve before then.
"This group of players can get better and better," she said.
"This is just the start for us. We're building confidence with this group.
"We're working hard and we've got to work even harder."
Edwards endorsed the newly-created multi-format series - which included one Test, and three one-day and Twenty20 internationals.
England had been in trouble when they drew the Test before losing the first ODI at Lord's, but four successive wins ensured they reclaimed the Ashes with a game to spare.
"It's been fantastic. The Test match seems a long time ago now," she said.
"From an England perspective it has been fantastic. It's been great to play over the formats.
"The most pleasing thing for us is that we've been able to beat them over all formats, which bodes well for the future."
Spinner Danielle Hazell is looking forward to lifting the Ashes trophy in front on her home crowd on Saturday, and is determined to do so with another win.
"Tomorrow is still an international game of cricket and we're still looking to put in a good performance and to win the game," she said.
"We'll try to get more points on the board and a better performance to hopefully build towards going back down to Australia to keep them.
"Durham is my home ground and I am obviously looking forward to playing here and lifting the Ashes here.
"I'm going to have family and friends come along and hopefully we should have a big crowd before the men play too."