Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami (Image Credit: Twitter)

On Sunday, Senior Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami completed 600 career wickets in the third ODI match against Australia women’s team.

Goswami scalped three wickets and conceded 37 runs as India women’s team managed to restrict Australia at 264/9 in the first innings.

Jhulan Goswami gets Meg Lanning’s wicket to complete her 600th wicket

Goswami got Australia women’s team opener, Rachael Haynes, at the start of the ninth over as the veteran pacer bowled a fuller length delivery outside the off-stump, which the batter went for a big hit but end up holding it out to Shafali Verma at mid-off.

Four balls later, Goswami dismissed Australia women’s skipper Meg Lanning to claim her career’s 600th wicket. Goswami nicked Lanning, who was trying to drive the ball but was unfortunate to get caught behind by Richa Ghosh.

In the final over of Australia’s innings, Goswami got the wicket of Annabel Sutherland on the very first ball of the over to complete her third for the day.

Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami. Credits: Twitter

Goswami has 240 ODI wickets, 56 in T20 Internationals and 41 in Test cricket apart from the 264 scalps she picked in domestic cricket.

I wanted to stand up and use the new ball well: Jhulan Goswami

Later in the match, the Indian women’s team scripted their highest ever chase in One-Day Internationals as youngsters Shafali Verma (56) and Yastika Bhatia (64) paved the way for the women in blues to go for the target with a 101-run stand between them.

Deepti Sharma (31) and Sneh Rana (30) contributed to the chase with a handful of cameos and it was Goswami herself to hit the winning runs for the team as she struck a boundary off Sophie Molineux’s bowling to help India win by two wickets.

After the match, Goswami said that she wanted to deliver her best as the senior player of the team and also said there is a lot of soreness in her body after playing the ODI series.

“We were just trying to stay there and finish the game. On Friday, it was difficult for bowlers, and today as the senior bowler, I wanted to stand up and use the new ball well,” Goswami said.

India women's cricket team.
India women’s cricket team. Credits: Twitter

“I knew I could get breakthroughs. That was what I did. It’s important to give your best in the field, take positives and that’s what I want to do as a senior.

“Lots of soreness in my body having played back-to-back games, need time to recover, but we’re looking forward to being a part of the first-ever pink-ball Test,” she added.

Despite winning the match, India women’s team lost the three-match ODI series to Australia 1-2.

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