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Women’s cricket dates back to 1973 in a match that took place between villages of Bramley and Bramley and Hambledon near Guilford in Surrey. The first Women’s World Cup was held in England in 1973, and this world cup was won by the England in a one-sided final against Australia. An even more interesting fact about the women’s tournament is that it happened two years before the initiation of the first men’s Cricket World Cup.
The first Ever women’s ODI match was played at Lord on 4th August, 1976.
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Australia is by far the country with the highest number of World Cups. What is interesting about this is that the women’s cricket team holds more titles than the male’s team.
England player Charlotte Edwards is the highest run scorer of the ODI, with 5992 runs in 191 matches and an average of 38.16.
Indian team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups. With 5 titles in hand, team India is the most successful team of the tournament.
Catheryn Fitzpatrick of Australia is the highest wicket taker of the game, with 180 wickets in 109 matches.
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England had the youngest captain in history. Arran Brindle aka Arran Thompson was made captain in 2001 at the age of 19 and 260 days. Arran successfully led her team to a massive 238-run win over Scotland in her debut match as captain.
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In October 2010, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the English batswoman was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to achieve this milestone.
Priyanka Roy was the only female cricketer to take 5 wickets in a t-20 world cup and she did it way before Umar Gul, who was the first to receive this feat in male’s cricket.
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