India's Deepti Sharma slams 188, puts on world record 320-run ODI stand with Poonam Raut

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New Delhi, May 15: Indian woman opener Deepti Sharma stormed herself into record books after slamming 188 against Ireland in an ODI match on Monday (May 15).

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While playing against Ireland in the Quadrangular Series, in Potchefstroom (South Africa) the 19-year-old Deepti smashed the highest score by an Indian in ODIs. India thrashed Ireland by 249 runs.

India's Mona Meshram, left, congratulates Deepti Sharma as she completes fifty runs against South Africa during their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier final one-day international cricket match in Colombo

It is now the 2nd highest score in women's ODIs after Australian Belinda Clark's 229 not out against Denmark in 1997.

She took just 160 deliveries to reach the milestone. Her knock was laced with 27 boundaries and two sixes. 

The previous highest individual total by a female Indian cricketer was 138 not out scored by Jaya Sharma against Pakistan women's cricket team in Karachi in 2005.

Her opening partner Poonam Raut scored 109 off 116 deliveries before being retired out.

The duo put up a record opening stand of a massive 320 runs as India lost their first wicket in the 46th over. It is the highest score for any wicket in the ODIs.

To talk about the uniqueness of this feat, the record for highest opening stand in men's cricket is 286 between Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya which they scored against England in 2006.

Riding over incredible batting performances, India posted a mammoth 358/3. In reply, Ireland were bowled out for a paltry 109 in 40 overs.  

It is India's highest ever team total in the ODIs. They have surpassed their previous best of 298 for two against West Indies women made in 2004.

Earlier in the series, veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami become the all-time highest wicket-taker in Women's ODIs with 181 scalps in 153 matches.

The Quadrangular Series is being played between India, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ireland women's team. India have so far won all three of their matches in the series.

Brief scores: India: 358/2 (Deepti Sharma 188, Poonam Rout 109; Rachel Delaney 1/44) beat Ireland: 109 all out in 40 overs (Mary Waldron 35; Rajeshwari Gayakwad 4/18, Shikha Pandey 3/16).

Top 5 ODI scores from Women cricketers:

Player's Name     Country    Score       Opponent        Year   
1. Belinda Clark   Australia  229*   Denmark    1997
2. Deepti Sharma    India  188   Ireland    2017 
3. Charlotte Edwards       England  173*   Ireland    1997
4. Stafanie Taylor   West Indies    171   Sri Lanka   2013
5. Tammy Beaumont   England  168   Pakistan   2016


The BCCI congratulated Deepti for her personal best in ODIs. 

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