BCCI congratulates Indian women’s team

“The Indian women’s team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and I congratulate them for their all-round show,” acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement.

“The Indian Women’s Team have not only been consistent in the ongoing series but they have dominated their opposition right from the start,” Amitabh Choudhary noted.   -  Reuters

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has congratulated the Indian women’s team for its performances in the ongoing Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa.

Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said: “The Indian women’s team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and I congratulate them for their all-round show. It started with Jhulan Goswami becoming the leading wicket taker in Women’s [One-Day Internationals] and we have witnessed a plethora of records,” Choudhary said in a statement.

Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut featured in the first partnership worth 300 runs or more in an ODI against Ireland on Monday. In the league match of the series held at Potchefstroom in South Africa, the duo added 320 runs for the first wicket in 45.3 overs. Deepti scored 188 in 160 balls with the help of 27 boundaries and two sixes to record the second highest ODI score in women’s cricket and the highest by an Indian batter.

India put on a massive 358 for 3 in 50 overs, its highest total in ODIs, and then bowled Ireland out for only 109 in 40 overs. The 249-run win was also India’s biggest victory in ODIs in terms of runs. With four wins from four matches, India is now the only unbeaten side in the tournament with wins over South Africa, Ireland (twice) and Zimbabwe.

Impressed with dominating show of the Indian team, Choudhary said: “The Indian Women’s Team have not only been consistent in the ongoing series but they have dominated their opposition right from the start. With the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 just around the corner, I am confident that Team India will carry their winning momentum into the big event,” he added.

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