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Goswami breaks record as Indian

Potchefstroom (South Africa), May 9 (PTI) Leading woman fast bowler Jhulan Goswami today became the highest wicket- taker in the history of ODIs as India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the Women's Quadrangular Series here.

Goswami, thus, eclipsed the decade-long record in the name of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Goswami claimed her 181st victim in her 153rd match, breaking Fitzpatrick's record of 180 wickets from 109 matches.

Goswami registered excellent figures of 3/20 in 7.3 overs while she was ably supported by medium pacer Shikha Pandey (3/22) as the duo shared six wickets between them to bundle out South Africa women for 119 in 39.3 overs.

Besides, Ekta Bisht (1/12), Poonam Yadav (1/26) and Deepti Sharma (1/27) were the other wicket takers for Indian women.

Mignon du Preez top-scored for South Africa women with a 57-ball 31.

Later, skipper Mithali Raj (51 not out) struck an unbeaten half-century while Mona Meshram made 38 as Indian women chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 121 in 41.2 overs.

Raj struck six boundaries and two sixes during her 66- ball knock. Harmanpreet Kaur also remained unbeaten on 14.

For South Africa women, Shabnim Ismail (2/17) picked up two wickets.

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