New Delhi: The Indian women’s cricket team broken the 300-run mark within the ODIs the very first time scoring 358 for three in match eight associated with the Women’s Quadrangular series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom against Ireland women on Monday.
The bottom with this record score was set up by openers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut who combined for a women’s world record of 320-run stand for the opening wicket with Sharma scoring 188 and Raut scoring 109. The partnership is the first 300 plus stand in Women’s ODIs.
Sharma and Raut placed on the record stand in 45.3 overs and buoyed by Shikha Pandey’s brisk 14-ball 27 run-knock, India posted their highest ever team total, surpassing their previous best of 298 for two against West Indies women produced in 2004.
Sharma’s score of 188, that came in 160 deliveries with the help of 27 fours as well as 2 sixes, happens to be the highest individual score by an Indian women’s cricketer and also the second highest in women’s cricket after Belinda Clarke’s 229 not out built in 1997 against Denmark women.
India’s previous highest individual score was 138 not out created by Jaya Sharma against Pakistan women at Karachi in 2005.
Earlier into the series, India pacer Jhulan Goswami had end up being the all-time highest wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs with 181 scalps in 153 matches.
India women went on to conquer Ireland women by 249 – the six largest victory (runs) in Women’s ODIs – bundling out their opposition for 109 runs.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad claimed 4 for 18 while Shikha Pandey returned 3 for 16. India women have to date won all four of these matches when you look at the series.