In a historic match between India & Ireland, Indian women cricketers Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut have registered a 300 runs partnership in the ODI, thus becoming the first ever duo so far. The team made an unprecedented 320 runs.
In the end, India women scored 358/3 in the 50 overs at Potchefstroom in South Africa. The two teams are part of the Quadrangular series featuring India, Ireland, Zimbabwe and hosts South Africa.
Sharma scored 188 and Raut 109. Sharma’s 188 is now the second highest score by a woman in ODIs only behind Belinda Clark of Australia who had scored 229 against Denmark in 1997.
In the eighth ODI of the series played on Monday, Raut retired out while Rachel Delaney got the wicket of Sharma to disrupt a stand of 320 runs after 45.3 overs. Later Shikha Pandey added brisk 27 runs from 14 balls to the team’s total before being dismissed via a run out.
So far Indian three matches have been played in the series, all three have been won. India wins over Ireland by 10 wickets, beat South Africa by 7 wickets and beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets.