Pokahra (Nepal), Dec 2: Nepal's woman cricketer Anjali Chanda on Monday (December 2) created history by producing the best bowling performance in a women's T20 Internationals with figures of 6/0 in a match against the Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games here.
This is the first time ever a bowler has taken six wickets for no run in any international match. Nepal won the match by 10 wickets, reaching 17 for no loss in 0.5 overs.
🏔️🏟️🇳🇵— Nepal Cricket (@Nepal_Cricket) December 2, 2019
Congratulations to #AnjaliChand who has created #WorldRecord in T20 International format at her debut by picking up 6 wickets conceding no runs in her spell. Her bowling figure of 2.1-2-0-6 against Maldives in the #SAG2019 is the best bowling figure in T20I format. 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/vUkedf7Lc1
Earlier, the record belonged to Malaysian Mas Elysa, who had claimed six wickets for three runs from her 4 overs against China women in January this year. The 24-year-old Anjali dismissed six batswomen -- all for nought -- in 2.1 overs as Nepal bowled out the Maldives, who elected to bat, for just 16 runs from 10.1 overs.
Her bowling figure of 2.1-2-0-6 against the Maldives is the best bowling figure in the T20I format.
Apart from Anjali's, Karuna Bhandari (2/4) bagged a couple of wickets, while the remaining two batters were run out. Eight Maldives batters got out without opening their account, while two made single-digit scores.
WORLD RECORD ALERT ⚠— Nepal Cricket (@Nepal_Cricket) December 2, 2019
Nepal’s #AnjaliChand has taken 6-0 against @maldivescricket in ongoing 13th #SAG2019, 2.1-2-0-6 is the best bowling figures in Women’s T20Is.
Maldives: 16/10 at 10.1 overs
Nepal: 17/0 at 0.5 overs
Nepal won Maldives by 10 wickets with 115 balls remaining. pic.twitter.com/VBNTXXBeXo
In reply, Nepal chased down the target in just five deliveries, reaching 17 for no loss. Opener Kajal Shrestha remained not out on 13 while there were four extras (2 wide, 1 leg bye and 1 no ball).
The run chase lasted just seven deliveries, of which five were legal. After the match, Cricket Nepal tweeted: "Nepal's Anjali Chanda bowling figure is best bowling figure in Women T20I surpassing Malaysian Mas Elysa's 6/3. Also best bowling in debut.
"Nepal's victory in 5 balls, however, is not the quickest victory as Rwanda and Tanzania had defeated Mali in 4 balls in July 2019."
(With PTI inputs)