Cricket Current Affairs - 2020

Women’s Cricket: India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut Sets new Record

The partnership of Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut scored 320 in 45.3 overs in 45.3 overs to become the world’s first pair, either male or female, to forge a 300-run opening-wicket partnership in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The earlier best partnership for the first wicket in men’s cricket was 286 scored by Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006, and the best partnership for the first wicket for women’s cricket was 268 scored by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins against South Africa in 2008.

Also, Deepti Sharma’s 188 runs is now the second highest score in women’s one-day international only behind Australia’s Belinda Clark’s unbeaten 229 against Denmark in 1997. She has also bettered the 138 runs scored by Jaya Sharma against Pakistan in 2005.

The stellar performance of Deepti and Poonam resulted in India’s massive 249-run win over Ireland in the quadrangular series in Potchefstroom ,South Africa.

Jhulan Goswami named Highest Wicket-Taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals

Jhulan Goswami has become the highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals. Goswami has so far taken 181 wickets in 153 matches. She has broken the world record held by Australia fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick who has taken 180 wickets during India’s ongoing match against South Africa in the Women’s Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom. She achieved this feat with the wicket of No.11 batsman Raisibe Ntozakhe of South Africa.

Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami is a right arm fast bowler who made her one-day debut back in 2002. She is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the women’s cricket. Her best bowling figures is 6 for 31. So far, she has two five-wicket hauls in ODIs. She has awarded with Arjuna Award in 2010 and Padma Shri in 2012.