Jhulan Goswami becomes first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets in ODIs
Jhulan Goswami on Wednesday became the first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI) during the second game vs South Africa.cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2018 19:35 IST
India’s pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami on Wednesday created another record when she became the first woman cricketer to take 200 wickets in One-Day Internationals (ODI).
The 35-year-old achieved the feat when she took South Africa’s first wicket during the second ODI of the 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. Smriti Mandhana had guided India to a powerful total of 302/3 with a brilliant 135. The hosts were chasing at 56 for no loss when opener Laura Wolvaardt was caught by wicketkeeper Sushma Verma off Goswami.
The hosts were eventually bowled out for 124 with Poonam Yadav taking 4/24.
India had beaten South Africa by 88 runs in the first game too at the same venue on February 5.
Behind Goswami is Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia with 180 scalps, who retired in 2007. Another Australian Lisa Sthalekar is third in the list with 146.
The next best Indian in the standings is Neetu David, who picked 141 wickets in a career spanning from 1995 to 2008.
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 third and final Twenty20 International vs South Africa will be played at Senwes Park at Potchefstroom on February 10.