Jhulan Goswami was declared Player of the Match by the numbers 4 for 42 as India Women won the second ODI against South Africa by nine wickets. With the victory, India Women tied the five-game series 1-1.
In a video interaction with the Indian Women’s First Match Smriti mandhana on the BCCI official website, the 38-year-old bowler admitted that cleaning a thresher gives him a high. Jhulan Goswami told Mandhana in this regard:
“The most important thing for an average pacemaker, at least for me, is that I don’t feel satisfied until I beat someone. When I hit the batter, I feel like ‘Yes , I play well “.
Jhulan Goswami defeated Nadine de Klerk and Shabnim Ismail in the second ODI. She also fired Lizelle Lee lbw in the first lesson of the day and had Marizanne Kapp caught in midwicket.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad (3 for 37) and Mansi Joshi (2 for 23) also impressed with the ball for India Women in the match.
As a senior it is my responsibility to deliver when needed most: Jhulan Goswami
Indian women looked very rusty in the first game of the series as they hadn’t played any international cricket for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They went down to the first ODI through eight wickets.
Speaking about India’s response on Tuesday, Jhulan Goswami said that as a senior member of the team, she feels responsible for standing up. The rhythm launcher said in this regard:
“As a senior member when you come back it’s important to have a good start. Today my goal was to consistently play in the right areas and try to get early breakthroughs. As a player. senior, it’s my responsibility as well to deliver when it’s needed most because we were already one in the series. “
Earlier today, reflecting on the impressive victory for Indian women, Jhulan Goswami said the team had succeeded in executing their plans well. Praising her teammates, she said:
“It was absolutely a team effort. We were able to execute our plans.”
On the team’s excellent bowling performance, the 38-year-old observed:
“Today was a very disciplined bowling attack … In the first game the performance was not up to par. In this game, whatever we planned, we managed to execute it.”
After Goswami’s heroism with the ball, Mandhana hammered 80 undefeated on 64 balls to help India beat South Africa with 128 balls in reserve.