Goswami breaks record for most career wickets in women's ODIs

Sport360 staff 18:59 09/05/2017
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Goswami's impressive numbers in ODIs.

Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of women’s One-Day Internationals [ODI] during the match against South Africa in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.

Goswami came into the game just two wickets short of former Australian pacer Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record [180] and the Indian pacer’s brilliant bowling spell of 3-20 means that she is at the top of the list now.

On the back of Goswami and Shikha Pandey picking up three wickets each, India managed to beat South Africa by seven wickets after bowling out the hosts for just 119.

Since making her ODI debut in 2002, Goswami has been a cornerstone of the Indian cricket team. Her 181 wickets have come from 153 ODIs at an average of 21.76, with two five-wicket hauls to her name.

She captained the Indian team in 25 ODIs from 2008 to 2011.

In 2006, she produced one of her most memorable performances, taking a 10-wicket match haul to guide India to a historic Test series win over England in England. Following that, in September 2007, Goswami was named as the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.

She is also a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award [2010] and was bestowed with the Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award in India – in 2012.

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