The BCCI congratulates Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut and the Indian Women’s Cricket Team for their outstanding performance in the ODI against Ireland Women that saw several records being broken.
Acting Hony. Secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, said: “The Indian Women’s team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and I congratulate them for their all-round show. It started with Jhulan Goswami becoming the leading wicket taker in Women’s ODIs and today we have witnessed a plethora of records.”
“The Indian Women’s Team have not only been consistent in the ongoing series but they have dominated their opposition right from the start. With the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 just around the corner, I am confident that Team India will carry their winning momentum into the big event,” he added.
The two openers created history by becoming the first pair to share a 300-run stand in Women’s ODIs. In the league match of the Women’s Quadrangular Series held at in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa, the duo added 320 runs for the first wicket in 45.3 overs. It is the first time that the Women’s ODIs have witnessed a 300 or more runs stand.
Deepti scored 188 in 160 balls with the help of 27 boundaries and two sixes. Deepti’s is now the second highest ODI score in Women’s Cricket and the highest by an Indian batter.
India Women put on a massive 358/3 in 50 overs, their highest total in Women’s ODIs and then bowled Ireland out for only 109 in 40 overs. The 249-run win is also India Women’s biggest victory in ODIs in terms of runs.
With four wins from four matches, India are now the only unbeaten side in the tournament with wins over South Africa, Ireland (twice) and Zimbabwe.