When we talk about cricket, it reminds us of Indian captain Virat Kohli or Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Rohit Sharma. We all know that media is giving non-stop coverage to men’s cricket by glorifying their achievements and ignoring women’s cricket and achievements just like that.
Let’s learn to praise women’s achievements as well. Anjali Chand scripted history after a stupendous effort against the island nation of Maldives. She did the unthinkable as she ended up with impressive bowling figures of 6 wickets.
What was even more special in her achievement was the fact that the Nepal woman didn’t leak even a single run in her bowling spell. Nepal beat Maldives by 10 wickets in a T20 international between the sides in Pokhara.
To make things worse for Maldives, they were skittled out for a sub-standard total of 16 runs inside 11 overs by Nepal. Yes, you read it right. It is 16. The home side didn’t take much time to ace the run chase as they took just 5 balls to get past the finishing line.
Chand bagged three wickets in the 7th over and also removed two more batswomen in the 9th to finish her five-wicket haul. But she didn’t stop here as she took her sixth wicket and wrapped Maldives’ innings within 11 overs. Chand took just 2.1 overs to bag 6 wickets.
With this fantastic achievement, Anjali Chand broke the record for the best bowling figures in Women’s T20I. Mas Elysa of Maldives had earlier held the record with best figures of 6 for 3 registered against China Women earlier this year.
Anjali Chand’s match-winning performance gave Nepal Women a fantastic start to their South Asian Games cricket campaign. Nepal is competing against the likes of Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the 4-team tournament in Pokhara.
The top 2 teams at the end of a round-robin stage will move to the gold medal match while the bottom two will play the bronze medal match.