Jhulan Goswami © Getty Images
Jhulan Goswami © Getty Images

In the ongoing first ODI between India and South Africa women at Diamond Oval, Kimberley, Indian Eves managed a paltry 213 for 7 in 50 overs. From 154 for 1 they collapsed to 168 for 5 before launching a mini recovery. The lower order’s inability to soak pressure and pile up runs hurt India in the fag end. However, Jhulan Goswami managed to achieve a significant feat during her 9-run innings: she became the first woman to the 1,000 run-150 wicket double. With 195 wickets, Jhulan famously holds the record for highest wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs.

Jhulan, now 36, averages 13.93 with bat. Nonetheless, she has often come up with vital cameos when required. With scores of 46, 43* and a high score of 57, Jhulan handles the bulk of the run scoring in the lower order. At one point the fastest bowler in the world, she has cut down on pace as her career moved on — though that has barely prevented her from striking. She also holds the record for most ODI catches among outfielders, adding another feather to her cap.