Have a look at some lesser known facts related to women's cricket team which will make you feel proud of them:

  • Thanks to the male dominated society like ours, it took more than 40 years for female cricket to be played in India after it was started in 1934.

  • First recorded international cricket match of female Indian team was in 1976 against West Indies.

  • To promote the sport among girls, Women’s Cricket Association was established in 1973 and later it was merged with BCCI.

  • The first taste of victory came as late as 2002 when India won the Test match against South Africa.

  • In the same year, Indian skipper Mithali Raj scored record breaking 214 runs in a Test match against England.

  • After this, there was no looking back as the team won first Asia Cup in 2004 and thrice after that.

  • Anjum Chopra hit first ODI century for Indian women's cricket team.

  • Jaya Sharma holds the record of highest ODI score 138*. She achieved this feat against England in 2006.

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