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Jhulan Goswami creates history, becomes 1st woman cricketer to claim 200 ODI wickets

PTI
Published Feb 7, 2018, 6:30 pm IST
Updated Feb 7, 2018, 7:31 pm IST
The 35-year-old, playing her 166th ODI, dismissed opener Laura Wolvaardt for her 200th scalp.
The lanky pacer is now 20 wickets ahead of Australia legend Cathryn Fitzpatrick who retired with 180 scalps to her name. (Photo: AP)
 The lanky pacer is now 20 wickets ahead of Australia legend Cathryn Fitzpatrick who retired with 180 scalps to her name. (Photo: AP)

Kimberley: India's veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami on Wednesday added another feather to her illustrious cap by becoming the first female cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets. Goswami achieved the feat during the second ODI between India and South Africa here.

The 35-year-old, playing her 166th ODI, dismissed opener Laura Wolvaardt for her 200th scalp. Interestingly, the first male cricketer to pick 200 ODI wickets, was also an Indian -- the great Kapil Dev.

 

In May 2017, Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in women's ODIs, eclipsing the decade-long record held by Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick. Goswami, hailing from a small town called Chakdaha in Nadia district of West Bengal, made her debut way back in 2002.

She was also adjudged ICC Women Cricketer of the Year in 2007.

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