Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket-taker in women's ODIs
9th May 2017
Bengal Fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is now the highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals in the women’s game.
Goswami, who now has 181 wickets in 153 matches, surpassed the world record held by Australia bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick (180).
The right-arm bowler broke the record during the ongoing match against hosts South Africa in women's quadrangular series in Potchefstroom.
Jhulan took three wickets for only 20 runs and played a key role in India’s seven-wicket win. She created the record when she trapped Raisibe Ntozakhe leg-before to register her 181st wicket.
The lanky bowler from Bengal made her international debut as an 18-year-old back in 2002 against England and has set a benchmark for fast bowling in the country. Jhulan led India in 25 ODIs from 2008-2011 and has represented the country in 10 Tests, 153 ODIs and 60 T20s.
She was named the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2007. In 2010, Jhulan was conferred with the Arjuna Award and she became the second Indian woman cricketer after Diana Edulji to receive the prestigious Padma Shri in 2012.
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