Women Cricketers are now fast becoming extremely popular after the rise of women’s cricket. Cricket is fast evolving and not only male cricketers but women cricketers too are shattering records on the field. Women’s cricket has always been appreciated by purists as they possess a skill level which is second to none.
Many will be surprised to know that some great records in cricket are first held by Women cricketers before male cricketers. Many would argue that Women’s cricket is not competitive like the men’s game but one thing is for sure that they have always tried to play an entertaining brand of cricket which is appreciated by everyone.
With the evolution of T20 cricket, Women’s cricket has progressed further and it is just a matter of time before we see them play more matches and shatter several more cricketing records. In this feature, we take a look at the 5 records that were held by Women cricketers before male cricket players.
5 Records created by women cricketers before male cricketers:
1. First individual 200 in ODIs
Not it wasn’t Sachin Tendulkar who scored the first-ever individual 200 in 50 overs cricket. The record is retained by an all-time great women’s cricketer named Belinda Clark. The great Aussie batswomen created history way back in 1997 when she achieved the rare feat of scoring a double century in ODIs.
Clark batted like a dream against Denmark in the Women’s World Cup and smashed an unbeaten 229 in just 155 deliveries.