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Oldest India women's player to play international cricket

Jhulan Goswami becomes the oldest player to represent India in Women's international cricket surpassing former India captain Mithali Raj.

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Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami achieves yet another milestone while playing her final ODI series against the hosts England. She becomes the oldest player to represent India in Women's international cricket surpassing former India captain Mithali Raj, who achieved this milestone early this year.

Mithali Raj was of 39 years and 114 days old when she played her last international match against South Africa earlier in 2022. Goswami has now recorded an appearance in 39 years and 297 days to become the oldest to represent India in the Women's international format.

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Meanwhile, with the ball, Goswami performs brilliantly. She picks up a wicket while giving away just 20 runs in her 10-over spell in the first game of the three-match ODI series. Moreover, she has also recorded two maidens in her spell.

Before Mithali, the previous record was of 37 years and 184 days held by Diana Eduji. She recorded it back in the year 1993 while playing against Denmark.

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Talking about the match, with the help of the bowler India managed to restrict their opponents by 227/7. Afterward, three brilliant innings from Mandhana (91), Yashika (50), and skipper Harmanpreet (74*) helped the Women in Blue to grab a victory at Hove. They are currently leading the three-match ODI series by 1-0.

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