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5 Records Made By Women Cricketers Before Men Cricketers 

5 Records Made By Women Cricketers Before Men Cricketers

Cricket is one of the most popular sports of the world but it is little unfortunate that women’s cricket does not enjoy much popularity as men’s cricket. We don’t get to see stadiums fully packed in women’s cricket matches like in men’s cricket. Though women started playing cricket many years after men, there are still some records in world record which are made by women cricketers first and then men cricketers followed the suit.

Here in this article, we are going to list 5 such records:

1. First 200 in ODIs:

Majority of the cricket fans are of the opinion that it was former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who scored the first 200 in ODIs when he played against South Africa in Gwalior in 2010. However, Belinda Clark, the Australian women cricketer achieved this milestone. She scored a double ton in ODI in 1997 during a Women’s World Cup match against Denmark which was played in Mumbai. Belinda scored 229 runs for which she played 155 balls with the strike rate of 147.74.

2. Crossing the 400 mark:

Many cricket lovers feel that it was in 2006 Johannesburg ODI between Australia and South Africa that the record of crossing 400 mark in an innings was made for the first time. Batting first, Australia gave a target of 435 runs to the Proteas and they achieved it with one ball remaining. However in reality, it wasn’t the first time when a team crossed the 400 mark! Let’s go back to the match in which Belinda Clark scored a double century. This helped her team in putting the total of 412 runs on the board and in reply, Denmark got all out for just 49 runs. Hence, 400 mark in an innings was crossed for the first time in 1997 Women’s World Cup match in Mumbai.

3. The first 5-wicket haul:

The 5-wicket haul is considered as an achievement for a bowler. Well, if you think that the first 5-wicket haul in the international cricket was taken by Australia’s Dennis Lillee in 1975 in a World Cup match, you are wrong. Australia’s Tina Macpherson took the first 5-wicket haul in a Women’s World Cup match in 1973. What makes her achievement more commendable is the fact that she was far better from Dennis Lillee in terms of average and economy.

4. Team to win the most World Cups

The Australian women cricket team has won the ODI World Cup six times (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013). Talking about the Australian Men’s team, it has won 5 World Cup titles (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015).

5. The first tied match in the history of cricket:

A tied match is the one in which the chasing team is not able to surpass the score of the team which batted first but manages to equalize the score. The record of first tied match is also in the name of women cricketers. It happened in a match played between England and New Zealand at Cornwall Park, Auckland in 1982. Both the women cricket teams managed to score 147 runs each in the stipulated 60 overs.

Do you think we missed any? Let us know.

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