Women's World Cup 2022: Jhulan Goswami creates world record by claiming 250 wickets in Women's ODIs

Women's World Cup 2022: Jhulan Goswami creates world record by claiming 250 wickets in Women's ODIs

Women's World Cup 2022: Veteran team India pacer Jhulan Goswami made history in their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 match against England on March 16, 2022 by becoming the first ever female pacer to claim 250 wickets in ODI cricket.

Key Highlights:

  • Jhulan has become the first-ever woman bowler to breach the 250 mark.
  • The 39-year-old reached the milestone with England wicket opener Tammy Beaumont, who caught them leg-advance.
  • The achievement comes just three days after Jhulan Goswami became the all-time highest wicket-taker in the history of the Women's World Cup with 40 wickets, surpassing Australia's Lynn Fullston.
  • She is also the only bowler to take over 200 wickets in Women's ODIs.
  • The second-highest wicket-taker in Women's ODIs is Australia's Cathryn Fitzpatrick who has taken 180 wickets.
  • Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies is also in second place with 180 wickets.

However, the rest of the Indian team were disappointed against England as they were knocked out for just 134 after batting first.

 England won the match by 4 wickets by surpassing the score with 112 balls to spare.

About Jhulan:

  • Jhulan Goswami is a right-arm fast bowler.
  • She had made her Women's World Cup debut in 2005.
  • This is her fifth Women's ODI World Cup.
  • She had taken her first World Cup wicket on March 22, 2005 when she had dismissed Sri Lanka's Inoka Galagedara.

World Cup 2022:

  • The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 has began on 4th March 2022 at the Bay Oval in Tauranga.
  • The final would be played on 3rd April 2022.
  • The event was originally scheduled for 6 February to 7 March 2021 but was postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A total of 31 matches, including the semi-finals and final, will be played across 31 days in New Zealand in the league format.
  • The first ICC Women's World Cup 2022 semi-final will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on 30 March 2022
  • ICC Women's World Cup 2022 semi-final will be played in the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 31 March 2022.