Jhulan Goswami races to 250 ODI wickets: Key numbers
Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami has now become the first bowler in women's ODIs to claim 250 scalps. Goswami reached the milestone in a crucial ICC Women's World Cup match versus England Women on Wednesday at the Bay Oval. Goswami claimed figures worth 1/21 from seven overs. However, it wasn't enough as England Women beat India by four wickets. We decode Goswami's stats.
250 ODI scalps for Goswami
Goswami has now become the first bowler in women's ODI cricket to register 250 wickets. Goswami has picked up 250 scalps at an average of 21.83. She has two five-wicket hauls and seven four-wicket hauls with the best show of 6/31. She also has a sound economy rate of 3.36. In fact, no other bowler has 200-plus wickets in ODIs.
Why does this story matter?
The 39-year-old Goswami deserves all the praise for an outstanding career so far. She has shown age is just a number with her consistency for India. Recently, Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in Women's World Cup and now she has achieved another important milestone. She made her ODI debut for India Women in 2002 and has had a prolific career since then.
Breaking down Goswami's ODI numbers
Out of her 250 wickets, 108 have come on home soil at an average of 18.95. Her best performance at home is 5/16. Away from home, Goswami has taken 97 ODI wickets at 24.86. Her best performance away is 4/17. At neutral venues, Goswami has taken 45 wickets at 22.20 with the best of 6/31.
Women's WC: Highest number of wickets
Recently, Goswami broke the record for most wickets at the Women's World Cup. She surpassed Australia's Lynn Fullston (39) for the incredible feat. Goswami claimed her 40th wicket of the tournament when she dismissed Anisa Mohammed on 2. The Indian pacer reached the feat in her 31st World Cup appearance. Goswami has 41 World Cup scalps at 20.78.
Goswami has 75 wickets versus England Women
Goswami has enjoyed the most success against England Women in ODIs. She has taken 75 wickets versus England at 18.89. She has also taken 47 wickets versus New Zealand Women at 21.21 (second-best). She also has 30-plus wickets versus Australia (30) and South Africa (34).