Jhulan Goswami, a veteran India bowler, made history on Saturday while playing for her country against the West Indies in the current ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. With the dismissal of West Indies batter Anisa Mohammed, Goswami became the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
Before the India vs West Indies match, Jhulan Goswami and Lyn Fullston were tied on 39 wickets. Anisa Mohammed became the pacer’s 40th victim when she was dismissed for 2 runs in the 36th over. Mohammed gave a catch to substitute fielder Tanya Bhatia after the bowler produced a longer delivery. Jhulan Goswami, who made her international debut in 2005, achieved the record in her sixth World Cup. The tall pacer made her World Cup debut the same year she made her international debut, appearing in the Women’s World Cups in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022.
With 249 wickets in 198 matches, Goswami is the leading wicket-taker in all Women’s One-Day Internationals (WODIs). She has also taken 44 Test and 56 T20I wickets in her tenure.
Megan Schutt of Australia is the closest current player to Goswami, with 27 World Cup wickets to her belt.
India had previously put up a fantastic game against the Windies in their third match of the season, reaching 317/8 after electing to bat in Hamilton.
India had gotten off to a great start in the World Cup with a 107-run win against Pakistan, but they suffered a blow in their second game when New Zealand overpowered India by 62 runs.
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