Indian women’s fast bowler Jhulan Goswami created history, as she became the first bowler to pick up 200 wickets in women’s cricket when she dismissed South Africa’s opener Laura Wolvaardt in the second ODI played in Kimberly on Wednesday.
A veteran of 165 ODI’s, Goswami is still the fastest bowler in world cricket even at the age of 35. Goswami is also third on the list to play most number of ODI’s in women’s cricket behind her skipper Mithali Raj and former England captain Charlotte Edwards.
Goswami has now played 166 ODI’s for India. The right-arm fast bowler who hails from Bengal made her debut for India in 2002 at the age of 19.
She even led the Indian side for three years when she was handed over the captaincy from Mithali Raj in 2008 till 2011. It was under her captaincy that India recorded their first series win in England.
Goswami has played 10 Test matches and has 40 wickets to her name which includes three five-wicket hauls and has picked up ten wickets in the match once.
The Chakdaha express has 271 international wickets in 223 games to her name and has scored 1593 runs with three 50s.
The 35-year old achieved the feat in the second match against South Africa in which India batted first and scored 302/3, courtesy a century by opener Smriti Mandhana. South Africa was 55/2 in 13.3 overs at the time of writing.
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