Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj feels honour to play alongside veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami

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Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj feels honour to play alongside veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami
Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj feels honour to play alongside veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami

Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj feels honour to play alongside veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami

Women’s World Cup: Mithali Raj said it was an honour to play alongside veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami after the team lost to England on Wednesday in the ongoing Women’s ODI World Cup 2022.

Jhulan Goswami became the first woman to take 250 ODI wickets in women’s cricket. In the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022, the senior player achieved this feat by dismissing Tammy Beaumont.

“We definitely didn’t have partnerships and it didn’t go our way despite getting what we wanted after losing the toss. When you lose you always think you are short on runs. Getting 200 could have had the match go either way,” said Mithali Raj in the post-match presentation.

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“Every game we’ve done well as a fielding unit. It is a department where we have improved. We need to work very hard with our batting. It is an honour to play alongside Jhulan Goswami. It is difficult for any fast bowler to play at this level consistently,” she added.

The defending champions bowled India out in 37 overs at the Bay Oval, putting up a clinical display.

England shined with the ball, with Charlie Dean (4/23) ripping through India’s top-order and Anya Shrubsole (2/20) putting the finishing touches on an outstanding team effort. Heather Knight’s fifty put the finishing touches on a late England flurry with the bat.

England won for the first time in the ongoing event, with to skipper Heather Knight’s superb fifty.