The Indian women’s cricket team's quiet record-breaking spree
The Indian women's cricket team have been on a record-breaking spree in the ongoing Women's Quadrangular Series in South Africa.
When it comes to sports, especially cricket, women’s teams have to put in that extra effort to be noticed. The BCCI applauded the Indian women’s cricket team for the recent record-breaking spree they have been on. The latest of the Indian team’s achievements was the record-breaking 320-run partnership between Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut in the ongoing Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa. They have achieved the highest-ever stand in ODI cricket history.
BCCI Acting Hon. Secretary, Amitabh Choudhary’s quote is mentioned on the board’s official website, “The Indian women’s team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and I congratulate them for their all-round show.”
Jhulan Goswami, who became the leading wicket taker in women’s ODIs, had taken her 181st wicket a week ago.
In their match against Ireland, Punam scored 108 while Deepti raked up 188 runs. Deepti’s is the second-highest score in women’s ODI cricket, behind only Australian Belinda Clark’s 229 against Denmark in 1997.
India has played three matches in the series and won all three— Ireland was defeated by 10 wickets, South Africa by seven wickets, and Zimbabwe by nine wickets.
“I wish the Indian women’s cricket team become world champions and remain consistent at the top level,” former captain Anjum Chopra said a few days ago. She thinks this can only be possible if a “good systematic process” is followed for women’s cricket in the country.
The Indian team led by Mithali Raj and with players like Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Jhulan Goswami will be heading to England next month for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. This could also be the last ODI World Cup for veterans Mithali and Jhulan, who are both 34 years old. They were both a part of the team that finished second in the 2005 World Cup. Here’s hoping we can better the performance with the current team that is in top form, with a mix of veterans and promising youngsters.