Happy Birthday Anju Jain: A wicketkeeping genius

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Anju Jain was the Indian cricket team’s all-around player. Anju led the Indian women’s cricket team in the early 2000s, held the wickets, started the innings, and occasionally batted in the middle of the order. The wicketkeeper represented India in eight Test matches and 65 One Day Internationals throughout her illustrious cricket career, participating in both and amassing 441 and 1729 runs, respectively. Let’s turn the pages and review some of the former captain’s most memorable international victories as she turns 47.

110 vs. England Women, Kolkata, 1995

During the first Test between India Women and England Women in Kolkata in 1995, Anju Jain wrote history. She played an amazing 110 runs off 278 deliveries while batting in the second innings. The veteran set the mark for the most runs scored in an innings by an Indian woman wicketkeeper with a knock of 110. India was denied the opportunity to bat for the second time, resulting in a tie in the Test match.

Nottingham, 1993: 84* vs. the Women of the West Indies

With a 63-run victory over the West Indies Women, India began their World Cup 1993 campaign. Anju, the wicketkeeper, deserves the most praise for the victory. Anju caught all the attention after scoring 84 runs in her debut ODI game for India. India put up 155 runs on the scoreboard because to Anju’s outstanding at-bats. As a result of Diana Edluji’s three-wicket haul, West Indies, who were chasing 156, crumbled at 92.

Sri Lanka Women vs. 90, Colombo, 2004

The experienced wicketkeeper’s One Day International greatest score is 90 runs. The strike occurred in the opening ODI of the five-match series in Colombo in 2004, when India faced Sri Lanka. India achieved 217 runs in their 50 overs while batting first in the match thanks to Anju. Anju put 90 runs to the scoreboard while facing 115 deliveries in the first innings while playing with Jaya Sharma. The wicket by the keeper happened in a match that India won by a score of 123 runs, hence it was a successful strike.

Women’s World Cup 1997, Indore, Game 61 vs. New Zealand Women

Against New Zealand Women at the 1997 World Cup, Anju put up another outstanding effort in the 50-over format. In the league game, New Zealand batted first and amassed a total of 176. Anju produced a magnificent knock of 69 runs off 98 deliveries as India scored 176 runs in response. The game concluded in a draw because both sides scored the same number of runs in their 50 overs.

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