Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami. Image: ICC

Senior Indian women’s team pace bowler Jhulan Goswami on Sunday became the second most wicket-taker in the all-time list of ICC Women’s World Cup.

The 39-year-old seamer registered the figures of 2/26 from her 10 overs of quota in India’s first match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Jhulan Goswami gets wickets in the middle overs against Pakistan

As India were defending 245 runs in the second innings, Goswami got the wickets of Pakistan opener Sidra Ameen and all-rounder, Nida Dar, in her stupendous spell. Both Ameen and Dar nicked behind the stumps to become Goswami’s victims for the day.

The only difference in both the dismissal was the Pakistan opener was lured to play the short of a good length ball that angled across and found the faint edge of her bat while Dar went to slash a full-length delivery that was pitched outside off-stump.

India women cricket team
India women’s cricket team. Image: ICC

With the twin dismissals against Pakistan, Goswami moved up to second place in ICC Women’s World Cup’s leading wicket-taker list. The Indian pacer has amassed 38 wickets from 29 World Cup games and she went past former England bowlers Carole Hodges (37) and Clare Taylor (36) in the list.

Jhulan Goswami needs two more wickets to lead the bowling charts in ICC Women’s World Cup

Goswami is only a couple of wickets shy of becoming the leading wicket-taker in the marquee event, former Australian spinner Lynette Fullston sits on the top with 39 dismissals from 20 matches.

Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami. Image: ICC

Goswami played her first World Cup match against Sri Lanka in the 2005 Women’s World Cup in Pretoria, she bowled out Inoka Galagedara to claim her first wicket of the tournament and ended as the third-most wicket-taker of that edition with 13 wickets. However, Goswami hasn’t picked a five-wicket haul in any of her World Cup matches as her best figures are 4/16.

Indian women’s team started their campaign with a 107-run victory as Pakistan were bowled out for 137  with left-arm spinner Rajashwari Gaekwad claimed four wickets for 31 runs.

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