IND vs PAK: The captain of India’s women’s national team made her sixth appearance in the World Cup for the country on Sunday, equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
The Indian Women’s team is playing its opening match in New Zealand at the ongoing World Cup. India are up against its arch-rival Pakistan in today’s game. As the hosts batted first, India put on 244 runs for the loss of seven wickets, thanks to a crucial 122-run partnership between Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana. For any pair in women’s ODI history, there has never been a higher 7th-wicket partnership than this one. Both batters are playing their first-ever World Cup match.
The partnership came at a time when the Indian side was struggling to score runs. Smriti Mandhana, who scored a vital 52 off 75 balls earlier in the game, became the first Indian opener to reach 2500 runs in a women’s ODI. Mandhana now has the most runs as an Indian opener in women’s ODI. She has surpassed Jaya Sharma (2039), Punam Raut (1657), and Anju Jain (1646) in the list.
India women’s national team captain Mithali Raj on Sunday equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record by participating in her sixth World Cup for the country. Mithali became the first woman cricketer to play in six different World Cups, a feat only achieved earlier by Sachin Tendulkar. No other player in the women’s game has played in as many World Cups as she has. Mithali made her World Cup debut in 2000 and went on to participate in the competition in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022.
Mithali has surpassed former New Zealand cricketer Debbie Hockley, who represented her country in five World Cups between 1982 and 2000. Mithali has surpassed England’s Charlotte Edwards and Katherine Brunt as well as her compatriot Jhulan Goswami in the list of women cricketers. Played most World Cups. On the other hand, Sachin remains the only other Indian to have played in so many World Cups. Sachin played in the Men’s ODI World Cup in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.
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Meanwhile, India’s wicketkeeper in the ongoing Women’s World Cup, Richa Ghosh, has become the youngest Indian wicketkeeper to feature jointly for men and women in any ICC competition. Richa, 18 years and 159 days old, made her World Cup debut against Pakistan on Sunday. He surpassed Fauzih Khalili and Neelima Joglekar, both aged 19 and 20, when they made their World Cup debut in 1978.
Pakistan will now need 245 runs in 50 overs to win the match. However, the Indian bowlers would be hoping to restrict Pakistan to less than 200 runs to take an early win in their World Cup campaign.