In­dia’s Jhu­lan is top women’s wicket-taker

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NEW DELHI: In­dia fast bowler Jhu­lan Goswami has be­come the high­est wicket-taker in women’s one-day in­ter­na­tion­als af­ter over­tak­ing former Aus­tralia star Cathryn Fitz­patrick with her 181st dis­missal.

Pace spear­head Jhu­lan achieved the feat against hosts South Africa in the 50-over quad­ran­gu­lar tour­na­ment in Potchef­stroom on Tues­day.

The 34-year-old Jhu­lan, who took three wick­ets in In­dia’s vic­tory, got past Cathryn’s long­stand­ing record in her 153rd ODI.

Cathryn took 180 wick­ets in 109 matches be­tween 1993 and 2006.

The Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia (BCCI) con­grat­u­lated the former cap­tain for her in­cred­i­ble ser­vice to women’s cricket since mak­ing her de­but as an 18-year-old in 2002.

The Ben­gal crick­eter led In­dia in 25 ODIs from 2008-2011 and has rep­re­sented the coun­try in 10 Tests and 60 Twenty20 matches. She was named women’s crick­eter of the year in 2007. AFP

Jhu­lan Goswami got past former Aus­tralia star Cathryn Fitz­patrick’s long stand­ing record of 180 wick­ets on Tues­day.

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