HAMILTON: The 12th of March in Hamilton: Jhulan Goswami, a veteran India pacer, added another cap to her illustrious career on Saturday.
Jhulan became the leading wicket-taker in the history of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup when she dismissed West Indies spinner Anisa Mohammed in India’s third match against the West Indies.
Anisa was able to surpass Australia’s Lyn Fullston’s record of 39 wickets at an average of 11.94 by flicking to mid-wicket fielder, becoming Jhulan’s 40th overall scalp in the tournament. Goswami took her first World Cup wicket almost 17 years ago, dismissing Inoka Galagedara of Sri Lanka on March 22, 2005.
She may have only taken one wicket in her debut World Cup match in 2005, but it was the first and only time she finished with an economy of less than one.