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Jhulan Goswami Becomes the 1st woman in the World to take 200 Wickets in ODI

Published on February 08, 2018
Jhulan Goswami became the first woman cricketer in the world to take 200 wickets in ODI (One Day Internationals) during the second game vs South Africa.
Jhulan Goswami Becomes the 1st woman in the World to take 200 Wickets in ODI
  • The 35-year-old achieved the feat when she took South Africa’s first wicket during the second ODI of the ICC Women's Championship three-match series at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
  • India won the 2nd ODI by a massive margin of 178 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. 
  • Goswami achieved the feat in her 166th ODI and has a career best of 6/31. She also has 40 wickets from 10 Tests and 50 wickets from Twenty20 Internationals.
  • The next best Indian in the standings is Neetu David, who picked 141 wickets in a career spanning from 1995 to 2008.
  • In May 2017, Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in women's ODIs, eclipsing the decade-long record held by Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

About Jhulan Goswami

  • Jhulan Nishit Goswami is an all-around cricketer who plays for the India national women's cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women's cricket.
  • She was born on 25th November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal.
  • On 1 February 2009, she was appointed to lead the team for the upcoming world cup.
  • Jhulan is noted for both her batting and bowling (right arm medium) capabilities.
  • She has won the ICC Women's Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011.
  • In 2008, she took over the captaincy from Mithali Raj and held till 2011.
  • Goswami was part of the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs.

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