India’s pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in the history of the World Cup on Saturday (March 12). The 39-year-old pace bowler scaled the feat after dismissing Anisa Mohammed during their game against West Indies.
Goswami had equalled Australian Lyn Fullston’s tally of 39 wickets against New Zealand on Thursday. She needed one more to top the charts and had to wait till the fag end of the game to achieve the landmark.
Defending 318 runs, Jhulan Goswami didn’t had a great start to the game as she taken for cleaners by West Indies opener Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews. However, she came back in the 36th over of the innings to dismiss Anisha to take her tally to 40 wickets in the World Cup.
It was a fuller delivery and Anisha Mohammed spooned it to short mid-wicket region where Taniya Bhatia took a good catch to help Jhulan Goswami achieve the feat.
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While Jhulan Goswami leads the chart with 40 scalps, Fullston is second in the charts with 39 wickets. Carole Hodges (37), Clare Taylor (36) and Cathryn Fitzpatrick (33) complete the list of top 5 highest wicket-takers in Women’s World Cup.
India script an easy win against West Indies to bounce back
The women in blues have secured a monumental win over the Caribbeans which will help them to revive their lost morale after the game against New Zealand.
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur smacked individual centuries to propel India to 317 runs. West Indies got off to a blazing start with their skipper Dottin showing signs to take the game away, scoring 9 runs in an over in the first 10 overs.
But once India dismissed Daendra Dottin, they slowly made a comeback into the game and then was no looking back for them. Sneh Rana was the pick of the bowlers, returning with 3/22.
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