It is a proud moment for the country as Indian women cricketers, Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut have become the first pair to share a 300- run partnership in ODIs. They made a 320 against the Ireland team and made a 358/3 in the 50 overs at Potchefstroom in South Africa.
Sharma scored 188 and Raut scored 109 at the top of the order. Sharma’s 188 is the second highest score by a woman in ODIs after Belinda Clark, who had scored 229 against Denmark back in 1997.
This series has become a milestone for Indian women, with Jhulan Goswami becoming the highest wicket-taker in women’s cricket when she picked up 181 wickets a few days back.
Raut retired out while Rachel Delaney got the wicket of Sharma to disrupt a stand of 320 in the eighth ODI of the series.
Sharma struck her 188 from 160 balls with 27 boundaries and two sixes in the knock. Raut scored 109 from 116 balls.
India has won all the three matches they have played – beaten Ireland by 10 wickets, beaten South Africa by 7 wickets and beaten Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.