India’s Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut put together a world record partnership by adding 320 runs for the opening wicket in an ODI against Ireland on Monday.
The duo became the first pair to go past 300 runs in women’s ODIs. In the process, Deepti scored 188 runs in 167 balls, which is now the second highest score in ODI history. The record of 229 is held by Ausrtralia’s Belinda Clark.
Batting first in Potchefstroom, India made 358 runs in 50 overs with Poonam scoring 109.
The ongoing quadrangular series has seen Indian women break many records. Earlier in the series, Jhulan Goswami became the all-time leading wicket-taker in ODIs going past Australian legend Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s 180 wickets.