Right-arm bowler Heather Graham made her One Day International debut for Australia in the second game of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Graham, who is a medium-fast pacer was given her first national cap on 7th October, Monday at Brisbane.
The 23-year-old pacer bowled 8 overs in the Sri Lanka innings and gave a total of 29 runs. Heather also took the first wicket of her international career in the 47th over. Her victim was Achini Kulasuriya who mishit the 3rd ball of the over high in the air and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy took a clean catch. It was a moment of joy for the debutant as the whole Australia team huddled around Graham congratulating her.
ODI wicket #1 for Heather Graham! 🙌 #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/FwKFlXE4no
— Australian Women’s Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) October 7, 2019
Heather also took a catch of Wareham’s bowling, dismissing Sri Lanka’s Ama Kanchana at 1. Earlier while batting, Graham had scored 4 runs from 5 balls and remained not out in the end.
Australia won the second ODI by 110 runs as Sri Lanka showed resistance in the end.
The match also marked fellow Australian Rachael Haynes scoring her maiden ODI century, while Jess Jonassen took her tally of ODI wickets to 101 in the match.
Debutant Heather Graham has represented women teams like Western Australia and Perth Scorchers. She has also played for Essex Women. Heather has a long way to go and we wish her all the best in her upcoming international career.
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