In the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, the Indian team played their second match against the West Indies. In this match held in Cape Town, the Indian team restricted the West Indies to 118 for 6 while bowling first. Experienced all-rounder Deepti Sharma was the best bowler for India with three balls. Along with this, she also achieved the feat of getting the most T20I wickets for India in both men’s and women’s cricket.
Deepti Sharma becomes the leading wicket taker for India in T20I history. pic.twitter.com/gTh4DAGYCs
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Deepti, who is currently in great bowling form, bowled at every moment in this match. She bowled in power play, middle overs and death overs. She gave away just 15 runs in her four overs and bowled three batsmen. Along with this, she completed hundred wickets in T20 cricket. She became the first Indian bowler, both male and female, to achieve such a feat.
Before her, India’s veteran spinner Poonam Yadav took 98 international T20 wickets. In this list, Radha Yadav is at the third position with 67 wickets and Rajeshwari Gaikwad is at the fourth position with 58 wickets. When it comes to men’s cricket, India’s veteran spinner Yuzvendra Chahal appears at the number one spot with 91 wickets. Meanwhile, experienced fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is second with 90 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin is third with 72 wickets.
Considering this match, the Indian bowlers put the West Indies under pressure when they got the chance to bowl first. After skipper Mathews was dismissed in the second over, Taylor and Campbell put on a 73-run partnership. However, after that, Deepti and other bowlers restricted West Indies to 119 with sharp bowling. Apart from Deepti, Pooja Vastrakar and Renuka Singh took one wicket each.
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