‘I wanted to stand up as the senior bowler’ – Jhulan Goswami
By SMCS - Sep 26, 2021 9:00 pm
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Indian women’s cricket team speedster Jhulan Goswami was happy with her performance in their 2-wicket win over Australia in the third and final ODI against Australia in Mackay on Sunday. India chased down 265 in the 50th over, with 3 balls in hand to end Australia’s 26-match winning streak in the 50-over format as well.

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Goswami, who registered the figures of 3/37 from her 10 overs, said that she was glad to have contributed to the match after the unfortunate loss in the second match. The 38-year-old also scored the winning four that ended Australia’s 26-match unbeaten streak as well.

“We were just trying to stay there and finish the game. On Friday, it was difficult for bowlers and today as the senior bowler I wanted to stand up and use the new ball well,” Jhulan Goswami said after the match in which India chased down a highest over 265 for the win.

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“I knew I could get breakthroughs. That was what I did. It’s important to give your best in the field, take positives and that’s what I want to do as a senior. Lots of soreness in my body having played back-to-back games, need time to recover, but we’re looking forward to be a part of the first-ever pink-ball Test,” she further added.

However, it was Jhulan Goswami, whose two no-balls in the final over became one of the reasons for India’s loss in the second ODI on Friday. Her second no-ball was supposed to be the final ball of the match with Australia in need of three runs. But it turned out to a no-ball and Australia won the match and sealed the series as well.

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Meanwhile, India captain Mithali Raj has also expressed her happiness that Australia’s 26-match winning streak was ended by India only. “We are very happy. I was just telling the girls, Australia’s winning streak started against India in India in 2018 so now we are the ones who broke that streak,” she said.

“It’s good to have some depth in the batting order. Deepti scoring runs and of course, Yastika’s partnership with Shafali was very important. And Sneh Rana’s cameo was very important for the team. I think the last game gave us confidence going into today’s encounter (in terms of putting a score on the board),” she again added.