Deepti scores India's highest individual score in ODIs

India's Mona Meshram left congratulates Deepti Sharma as she completes fifty runs against South Africa during their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier final one-day international cricket match in Colombo

India have set a new worldwide cricket record after their women's side smashed the highest-over opening partnership in a one-day global on Monday.

The record partnership between Deepti and Poonam is also the highest for any wicket in women's ODI.

Poonam Raut hit 109 from 116 balls (11 fours) as the Irish attack wilted after a promising start - India finishing on an imposing 358 for 2. The Indian openers broke the English duo Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins' record of 262 by 58 runs.

The Indian women's team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women's Quadrangular Series and I congratulate them for their all- round show.

Last week, Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in one-day global cricket when she went past Australia's Cathryn Fitzpatrick's 180 wickets.

"The Indian Women's Team have not only been consistent in the ongoing series but they have dominated their opposition right from the start".

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It's the biggest opening stand in ODIs not just for women but even for men.

"With the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 just around the corner, I am confident that Team India will carry their winning momentum into the big event". Mary Waldron (35) was the top-scorer for Ireland, while Jennifer Gray contributed with a 46-ball 26 as only four batter could reach doubles scores.

India would go on to win the match by 249 runs to register their fourth successive victory in the Women's Quadrangular Series that also includes South Africa and Zimbabwe.

At the time of writing this report, India were in complete control of the match in the second innings as well, restricting Ireland to 81/5 in 30 overs.

Deepti scored 188 in 160 balls with the help of 27 boundaries and two sixes.

#Breaking: Records tumble in Potchefstroom as India's Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut register the highest stand in Women's ODIs.

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