Jhulan Goswami joins Mithali Raj in elite list with massive ODI record
Veteran India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has become only the second player in women’s ODI history to make 200 appearances, after skipper Mithali Raj. Saturday’s match against Australia is Goswami’s 200th World Cup match. The 39-year-old Jhulan had earlier made history by being the first woman to complete 250 wickets in one-day internationals.
Jhulan is playing in her fifth Women’s World Cup, having made her debut in the tournament in 2005.
With West Indies chasing a massive target of 318 set by India. Goswami became the top wicket-taker in Women’s World Cup by removing Anisa Mohammed in the 36th over of the innings. The bowler, thus, lead the chart ahead of Fullston (39 wickets), the England duo of Carole Hodges (37 wickets) and Claire Taylor (36) and another Australian, Cathryn Fitzpatrick (33).
India’s total against Australia was 277/7 in 50 overs, thanks to Yastika Bhatia’s 59 and Harmanpreet Kaur’s 57.