Historic! Jhulan Equals Record for most Wickets in WWC
- Goswami joined the eminent list of highest wicket tackers in ICC WWC.
- She took the record-tying wicket in the last over of the innings.
- Goswami made her debut in 2005 and represented the country in 12 Tests and 68 T20Is.
India’s veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami on Thursday joined the list of highest wickets taken in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Equalling a tally of 39 wickets taken by Lyn Fullston of Australia from 1982 to 1988, the 39-year-old, playing in her fifth ODI World Cup achieved the feat against New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022 at Hamilton. Former England spinner Carole Ann Hodges is behind the duo with a haul of 37 wickets from 24 matches.
On Thursday, Goswami took the record-tying wicket in the last over of the innings against the White Ferns. Goswami knocked Katey Martin over.
In an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Goswami has now 39 wickets to her name across five Women’s Cricket World Cups since 2005. She represented the country in 12 Tests and 68 T20Is while claiming 44 and 56 wickets in the two formats respectively.
At present, India needs a 100 to win the match settled at 260 by the ferns.