Jhulan Goswami now has 181 wickets in 153 matches, surpassing Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who held the record for more than a decade. © Getty Images

Jhulan Goswami now has 181 wickets in 153 matches, surpassing Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who held the record for more than a decade. © Getty Images

On Tuesday (May 9), when India’s Jhulan Goswami dismissed South Africa’s Raisibe Ntozakhe in the quadrangular series in Potchefstroom, she became the highest wicket-taker in women’s One-Day International history, going past Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record of 180 wickets. Goswami currently has 181 wickets from 153 matches.

Wisden India traces Goswami’s journey to the peak in numbers.

 

Most wickets in Women’s ODIs

Player Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 181 6/31 21.76 3.18 41.00
Cathryn Fitzpatrick (AUS) 109 180 5/14 16.79 3.01 33.40
Lisa Sthalekar (AUS) 125 146 5/35 24.97 3.66 40.80

Out of Goswami’s 181 wickets, more than 60% are either bowled or LBW.

 

Most wickets taken — bowled

Player Mat Wkts Bowled % Wkts
Cathryn Fitzpatrick (AUS) 109 180 85 47.22
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 181 73 40.33
Charmaine Mason (AUS) 46 83 40 48.19

 

Most wickets taken — LBW

Player Mat Wkts LBW % Wkts
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 181 42 23.20
Sana Mir (PAK) 95 104 30 28.84
Amita Sharma (IND) 116 87 29 33.33

 

Most overs bowled in ODI career

In her 15-year long career dating back to January 2002, Goswami has sent down more overs than any other bowler in Women’s ODI cricket.

Player Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 1238.4 221 3939 181
Cathryn Fitzpatrick (AUS) 109 1002.5 188 3023 180
Lisa Sthalekar (AUS) 125 994 107 3646 146

In her 15-year long career dating back to January 2002, Jhulan Goswami has sent down more overs than any other bowler in Women’s ODI cricket. © Getty Images

Best figures in an innings by a captain

Her best bowling figures in ODIs, 6 for 31, came while leading the side against New Zealand at the Walker Cricket Ground, Southgate in 2011 – the second-best for a captain in this format.

Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Opponent Ground Match Date
Mamatha Maben (IND) 6.2 3 10 6 Sri Laka Kandy April 25, 2004
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 10 1 31 6 New Zealand Southgate July 5, 2011
Suthershini Sivanantham (SL) 9.3 7 2 5 Pakistan Colombo (Moors) January 22, 2002

Unfortunately, her best performance couldn’t fetch her team victory as New Zealand won by 39 runs.

 

Best figures in an innings when on the losing side

Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Opposition Ground Match Date
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 10 1 31 6 New Zealand Southgate July 5, 2011
Neetu David (IND) 10 3 32 5 New Zealand Pretoria March 30, 2005
Urooj Mumtaz (PAK) 10 0 33 5 West Indies Karachi March 23, 2004

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Most matches in a career

Tuesday’s match against South Africa was Goswami’s 153rd ODI appearance, which puts her third on the list for most matches, behind only England’s Charlotte Edwards (191) and Mithali Raj (174), the current India captain.

Player Mat Runs HS Ave Wkts BBI Ave Ct
Charlotte Edwards (ENG) 191 5992 173* 38.16 54 4/30 21.74 52
Mithali Raj (IND) 174 5614 114* 51.03 8 3/4 11.37 42
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 919 57 13.71 181 6/31 21.76 52

 

Most catches in ODI career

Once considered the fastest bowlers in women’s cricket, she has also taken 52 catches, a record she currently shares with England’s Lydia Greenway and Charlotte Edwards.

Player Mat Inns Catches Ct/Inn
Lydia Greenway (ENG) 126 123 52 0.42
Jhulan Goswami (IND) 153 152 52 0.34
Charlotte Edwards (ENG) 191 187 52 0.28

 

Record in World Cup

Goswami’s tally of 181 wickets also includes 26 scalps from 19 World Cup games at an average of 17.50 with a best of 4 for 16. In terms of most wickets in World Cup matches, she is joint-12th on a list headed by Lyn Fullston of Australia, who took 39 wickets from 20 matches at an impressive average of 11.94, including two five-wicket hauls.

She has a chance to add to that tally when India play their first match of the Women’s World Cup 2017 against England at the County Ground in Derby on June 24.