Germany’s Captain Cricketer Anuradha Doddaballapur Creates History In Women's T20I

The German side beat Austria 5-0 in a five-match T20I series to finish the first women's international cricket since lockdown.

Ria Das
Aug 17, 2020 14:33 IST
Anuradha Doddaballapur

Playing for the German women's cricket team, Captain Anuradha Doddaballapur stole the limelight on Friday. She became the first-ever bowler to take four wickets in four consecutive balls in women's T20Is. The Indian-origin right arm pacer finished with the brilliant figures of 5/1. Incidentally, she surpassed Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga's record of 5/6 against New Zealand in 2019 to create the new world record for the best T20I figures by a captain.

Anuradha originally belongs to Karnataka, India. Anuradha is also the first woman bowler to achieve this unique feat. In the men's game, only Malinga and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan have managed to earn the feat, MyKhel reported.

Anuradha who dons the captain's hat for the German side led the team to a 137-run victory over Austria in the fourth T20 International of their Austrian tour. Teammate Anne Bierwisch also clinched a hat-trick in the previous T20I on August 13 against the same team, ICC Cricket reported.

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What You Should Know

  • Captain Anuradha Doddaballapur became the first bowler ever to take four wickets in four balls in women's T20Is.
  • Anuradha Doddaballapur, who originally hails from Karnataka, is also the first woman bowler to achieve this feat.
  •  The German team beat Austria 5-0 in the five-match T20I series.

In the series against Austria, the German women’s team, known as the ‘Golden Eagles’, broke numerous records. “I’d like to thank everyone at Austria cricket for hosting us despite the current circumstances. We are excited to take the field again after a seemingly long break,” a 33-year-old Anuradha had said at the beginning of the series.

Anuradha, who has represented the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) before, has helped her current team stand at 27 in the ICC T20I women’s rankings.

Feature Image Credit: Sportstar

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