Lockdown was tough for people throughout the globe. Sporting activities were a dream for many but the new normalcy seems to be the road to revival. The English side has shown the way and ladies are ready to follow.
Women from Austria and Germany have been ahead of all bigger counterparts. Bigger boards and cricket playing countries have given a greater worth to revenues. Austria and Germany have laid precedence for all. The contest, however, was gradual in making its way to the masses until today. The two sides met each other on the field to give birth to some miracles.
The german right arm pacer Anuradha Doddaballapur became the first women cricketer to take four wickets in four consecutive balls. Lovers of the game will remember the slinging superstar Lasith Malinga from this achievement. She was not ready to stop and got another wicket to register herself a five-wicket haul.
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It is interesting to note that she gave a mere single in exchange with the five wickets she took. Before getting into the action, she took a catch and began her spell with Jo-Antoinette Stiglitz who was dismissed at a score of one. Her next three victims were Tugce Kazanci, Anisha Nookala and Priya Sabu who were gifts for a scorer as they all had a duck against their names.
She got four wickets off four consecutive balls and broke all hopes of the Austrian side who were chasing a mammoth total. The final nail in the coffin was yet to come. Anuradha came back again and got Harjot Dhaliwal too. She had sent half of the Austrian batting unit into the dugout with her pace.
Austria fell down and was restricted to a total of 61 after losing 9 wickets. They were batting second after Germans got a colossal 198 on the scoreboard. It is interesting to note that one of her teammates got a hat trick in the previous match played on 13th August.
Anne Bierwisch got the better of Austrians before the record from Anuradha came up. Not only this, but the T20 series between these two sides also have just gifted cricketing fraternity of its maiden century after the pandemic. It won’t be incorrect to say that unlike all speculations, women cricket is rising strong and sublime amidst unprecedented adversities.
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