Bowling in 50-over cricket is never easy. Patience, perseverance, skills, and luck are all tested. All of these things combine to fetch a bowler a wicket. Since the last decade, women’s cricket has gained popularity. The live broadcasting of these matches has taken the women players into every household. Let me present you the Top 10 Best Bowling In An Innings In Women’s World Cup-

1. Jackie Lord (8-2-10-6)

This was the third edition of the Women’s World Cup in 1982. In this match in Auckland, the Indian bowlers blew away the Kiwi batters. New Zealand was bowled out for a low score of 80. In reply, Indian women had no answers to Jackie Lord’s leg-spins. India was bowled out for 37. This is the third-lowest innings score in Women’s World Cup history. India lost the match by 43 runs.

2. Glenys Page (6.2-0-20-6)

This was just the third Women’s ODI in history. The 1973 Women’s World Cup was hosted by England. New Zealand was playing against Trinidad and Tobago in Saint Albans. In the first innings, Lynda Prichard’s 70 runs powered New Zealand to 197. In the second innings, Glenys Page grabbed 6 wickets in 6.2 overs to skittle the opposition out for 61.

3. Anya Shrubsole (9.4-0-46-6)

Hosts England clashed with India in the Final of the 2017 World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground. A combined effort from the English batters took their team to 228/7 in 50 overs. In the second innings, Anya Shrubsole dismissed 6 Indian batters to restrict India to 219. England won its fourth Women’s World Cup title.

4. Jennifer Turner (11.2-7-5-5)

The Netherlands clashed with New Zealand in 1993 in Lindfield (England). Winning the toss, the Dutch women decided to bat first. But their choice backfired, as Jennifer Turner’s 5-wicket haul restricted the Netherlands on 40. New Zealand chased the target with 10 wickets to spare.

5. Tina Macpherson (12-7-14-5)

It was the first-ever Women’s ODI match and was part of the 1973 Women’s World Cup. In this match at Bournemouth, Australia clashed with Young England. Young England chose to bat first after winning the toss. But Australia’s Tina Macpherson picked up 5 wickets in 12 overs to toss out the hosts for just 57. The Australians chased down the target in 21 overs with 7 wickets to spare.

6. Laura Marsh (10-3-15-5)

The 2009 Women’s World Cup was hosted by Australia. In a match in Sydney between Pakistan and England, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. Opener Nain Abidi top-score with her 27 runs. England’s Laura Marsh recorded bowling figures of 5-15 in 10 overs to skittle out Pakistan for 78. England later won the match by 8 wickets.

7. Rajeshwari Gayakwad (7.3-1-15-5)

Indian women met New Zealand in Derby in the 2017 Women’s World Cup. New Zealand invited India to bat first and India took the opportunity with both hands. Captain Mithali Raj scored a century apart from half-centuries by Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy. India posted 265/7. While chasing the target of 266, New Zealand found it difficult to negotiate India’s Rajeshwari Gayakwad. She picked up a 5-wicket haul to stop New Zealand on 79.

8. Anya Shrubsole (10-5-17-5)

In the 2013 World Cup, the Indian city of Cuttack hosted a match between South Africa and England. In the first innings, South Africa found England’s Anya Shrubsole too quick to deal with. Shrubsole picked up a 5-wicket haul to skittle the opposition for 77. England overhauled the target with 7 wickets to spare.

9. Ekta Bisht (10-2-18-5)

This was a very low-scoring game of the 2017 Women’s World Cup. In this match at Derby between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, Indian women decided to bat first. Punam Raut’s 47 runs guided India to a modest score of 169. In the second innings, Ekta Bisht grabbed 5 wickets for 18 runs to derail Pakistan’s run chase. India won the match by 95 runs.

10. Rachel Candy (10-3-19-5)

This spell came in the 2013 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Cuttack. Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss. Rachel Candy’s 5-wicket haul restricted Pakistan to 104. Suzie Bates then scored a brisk 65* to guide her team to a 7-wicket victory.