Jhulan Gowami becomes the leading wicket-taker in Women's ODIs

India's fast bowler Jhulan Goswami

India’s fast bowler Jhulan Goswami

Potchefstroom (South Africa), May 9 Indian women's team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami today became the highest wicket-taker in history of ODIs, eclipsing the decade-long record in the name of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Ahead of the match against hosts South Africa, Goswami was two wickets short of the record but she put on a starring performance and ended the innings with figures of 3 for 20 in 7.3 overs.

Since making her ODI debut in 2002, Goswami has been a cornerstone of the Indian cricket team. Neetu David - slow left-arm orthodox - is at No. 4 with 141 scalps from 97 games.

Goswami, thus, broke Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wickets from 109 matches.

Goswami was also adjudged ICCs ‘Women Cricketer of the Year in 2007.

Chasing 120, Mithali top scored a 66-ball unbeaten 51 and Mona Meshram contributed with a patient 93-ball 38 to overhaul the target in just 41 overs after Jhulan (3/20) and Shikha Pandey (3/22) made life hard for the home side. She was a member of the Asia squad for the Afro-Asia tournament in India in 2007.

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. Overall, she has 271 worldwide wickets in 223 games and has scored 1593 runs with three fifties.

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