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Jhulan Goswami, the world’s No. 5 ODI bowler, has announced her retirement

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The third One-Day International against England on Saturday was Jhulan Goswami’s final game of international cricket.

In her final over of her international career, Kate Cross was caught by the seasoned seamer, who also claimed 2/30.

She contributed significantly to India Women’s 16-run victory at Lord’s.

Goswami finished as the fifth-ranked bowler in the most recent ICC ODI Rankings after taking three wickets in the series.

Rankings
Goswami quits, but English spinner Sophie Ecclestone (739) maintains her position as the best bowler in ODIs after taking three wickets against INDW.
Following suit are Shabnim Ismail (722), Megan Schutt (722), Jess Jonassen (725), and recently retired Goswami (698)
Sixth place is occupied by Hayley Matthews (671), who had five wickets versus New Zealand.
Cross (657) is behind her and had seven wickets against India.
The following are Marizanne Kapp (598), Ayabonga Khaka (634), and Rajeshwari Gayakwad (617).

Context
Why is this story important?
Goswami retired from international competition as one of the greatest women’s cricket players of all time.
Goswami, whose career has spanned more than two decades, was named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2007 and led India Women from 2008 to 2011.
India Women’s first ODI series victory in England in 23 years provided a fitting sendoff for The Chakdaha Express.

Career 
Goswami appeared in more than 280 foreign films.
Goswami took 44 wickets at an average of 17.36 in 12 Test matches for the India Women.
With the greatest match haul of 10/78, she grabbed three five-wicket hauls.
She claimed 255 victims at 22.04 in 204 Women’s ODIs.
The greatest of her two five-wicket hauls was 6/31.
Goswami, who made his WT20Is debut in 2006, took 56 victims at a cost of 21.94.

Wickets
lone female with more over 200 ODI wickets
Goswami retired having taken the most wickets in women’s ODIs.
The right-arm seamer finished as the only female player with more than 200 wickets in the format, which is quite noteworthy.
Goswami is followed by Shabnim Ismail of South Africa, who has 191 ODI wickets.
Ekta Bisht is second to Goswami among active Indian women cricket terms of ODI wickets.

Most wickets taken in a Women’s World Cup match
Seven wickets were taken by Goswami during the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
She surpassed Australia’s Lyn Fullston (39) to become the tournament’s all-time leading wicket-taker.
43 kills have been collected for 21.74.
With the best figures of 4/16, she has two four-fers to her credit.
Goswami broke the record for most wickets in a WODI with 250 throughout the competition.

Feats
A look at her notable accomplishments
Notably, Goswami is the only player from India to have scored over 1,000 runs (1,228) and claimed over 100 wickets in WODIs.
She is only the eleventh female cricketer overall to accomplish the milestone in the format.
Goswami is one of only six cricketers to have at least 1,000 runs, 50 wickets, and 50 catches in WODIs, and he is the only one from India.

Records
Goswami’s astonishing records
In her ODI career, Goswami has bowled a record 10,055 deliveries.
Notably, no other bowler in WODIs has even hit 7,000 deliveries.
The following two are West Indian Anisa Mohammed (6,252) and Englishwoman Katherine Brunt (6,847).
Goswami also tops the list for getting caught by the wicketkeeper and receiving the most LBW wickets (56).

Are you aware?
An exceptional feat for Jhulan
Goswami initially entered the Top 10 Rankings for bowlers on April 1, 2005, according to ESPNcricinfo. Since then, she has remained on the list.

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