10 Lesser known facts about Female Cricket

Here are some impressive facts about female cricket

1. First Ever women’s ODI match was played at Lord on 4th August,1976.
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2. In 1997, Belinda Clark the Aussie batswomen scored 229* runs and made a world record of highest individual score. It was the highest in both men and women’s game until Rohit Sharma surpassed it in 2014.

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3. Priyanka Roy was the only female cricketer to take 5 wickets in a t-20 world cup and she did it way before Umar Gul , who was the first to receive this feat in male’s cricket.
Priyanka Roy - Female Cricket


4. Jhulan Goswami set a record of best match bowling figure with 10/78 against England in 2006.

Jhulan Goswami - Female Cricket

 

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5. Mithali Raj beat Virat Kohli for Padma Shri award (the fourth highest civilian award in republic of India). She is also the recipient of Arjuna Award.

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6. Australian women’s cricket team has the most world cup titles i.e 6 titles in ODI world cup and 3 in T20 world cup.
Australian Southern Stars - Female Cricket

7. Indian team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups. With 5 titles in hand, team India is the most successful team of the tournament.
Indian Women's Team - Female Cricket

8. Charlotte Edwards of England is the highest run scorer of the ODI. With 5992 runs in 191 matches and an average of 38.16.
Charlotte Edwards - Female Cricket

9. Catheryn Fitzpatrick of Australia is the highest wicket taker of the game. With 180 wickets in 109 matches.
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10. In October 2010, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the English batswoman was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to achieve this accolade.
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