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Jhulan Goswami Becomes Leading Wicket-Taker in History of Women’s Cricket World Cup

Jhulan Goswami Becomes Leading Wicket-Taker in History of Women’s Cricket World Cup

On Saturday veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami added one other cap to her glittering profession. In India’s third match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup towards the West Indies, Jhulan grew to become the main wicket-taker within the historical past of Women’s Cricket World Cup by dismissing West Indies spinner Anisa Mohammed.

Anisa flicked to the mid-wicket fielder, changing into Jhulan’s fortieth general scalp within the match and was in a position to overtake Australia’s Lyn Fullston’s document since 1988 of 39 wickets at a mean of 11.94.

Almost 17 years in the past, Goswami took her first World Cup wicket, dismissing Inoka Galagedara of Sri Lanka on March 22, 2005.

Since then, she has dismissed 40 completely different batters, by no means getting the identical batter out twice at a World Cup, with Anisa her seventh sufferer from the West Indies. That first wicket again in 2005 could have been the one scalp she took in her debut World Cup match, however it was the primary and solely time she would finish with an economic system decrease than one.

“What a tremendous achievement for @JhulanG10 to turn into the very best wicket taker in @cricketworldcup. Goes to 40 wickets and never achieved but!! So completely happy for her,” former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.

Jhulan produced figures of eight overs, three maidens, five runs and one wicket, and she was just getting started, taking 13 wickets in the 2005 tournament in South Africa, her highest at a single World Cup. The 2009 World Cup was less fruitful, taking just four wickets but her best performance came against hosts Australia in the third-place play off, dismissing opener Leah Poulton and tailender Rene Farrell for figures of two for 21 as India won by three wickets.

After taking nine wickets on home soil in 2013, Jhulan was back in the double figures in 2017 as India lost out to England by nine runs in the final. The 39-year-old took three for 23, one of two times where she has taken three wickets in an innings to move to 10 for the tournament.

Her highest wicket haul came in 2005 as she produced figures of four for 16 against the West Indies only four days after delivering four for 27 against England.

Anisa’s dismissal on Saturday takes Jhulan to 14 dismissals caught by fielders while seven have been caught by the wicket-keeper with five coming leg- before wicket.

Fortunately for India, usually if Jhulan is taking wickets, they will win the game with 27 of her previous 39 wickets coming in wins, 11 in losses and one in a no-result, that very first wicket.

Now with the win over West Indies at Seddon Park, India’s next match in the World Cup will be against defending champions England on Wednesday at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.

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