Kathmandu – Nepal’s Anjali Chand achieved a new feat in the T20I match against Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara today.
Maldives were bundled out for a mere 16 runs in the 10.1 overs after winning the toss, thanks to Anjali Chand, who struck thrice in the 7th over, twice in the 9th over and picked up the last wicket.
The medium pacer finished with 6 scalps without conceding a run in just 13 balls (2.1-2-0-6) as She broke the record for the best figures in Women’s T20I. Mas Elysa of Malaysia had held the record with figures of 6/3 against China in 2019.
Chand also became the first bowler to take six wickets for no runs in any International matches.
Likewise, Karuna Bhandari claimed the other two wickets (2-1-4-2) while the rest of the wickets fell due to run outs and both were their openers.
Meanwhile, Opener Kajal Shrestha completed the chase in 0.5 overs with three boundaries guiding Nepal to a comprehensive ten-wicket win over the Maldives.
Nepal is scheduled to play next against Bangladesh Women on Wednesday.
Victims of Anjali Chand
6.2 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Zoona Mariyam, OUT,
Zoona Mariyam c Karuna Bhandari b Anjali Chand 0 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
6.4 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Latsha Haleemath, OUT,
Latsha Haleemath c SR Magar b Anjali Chand 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
6.6 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Shaffaa Saleem, OUT,
Shaffaa Saleem b Anjali Chand 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
8.5 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Eashal Ibrahim, OUT,
Eashal Ibrahim c Belbashi b Anjali Chand 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
8.6 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Kinaanath Ismail, OUT,
Kinaanath Ismail st Chaudhary b Anjali Chand 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
10.1 – OUT – Anjali Chand to Shamma Ali, OUT,
Shamma Ali b Anjali Chand 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
How did Nepal chase?
- 0.5 – Shamma Ali to Shrestha, 1 leg bye
- 0.4 – Shamma Ali to Shrestha, FOUR runs
- 0.4 – Shamma Ali to SR Magar, 2 wides
- 0.3 – Shamma Ali to SR Magar, no run
- 0.2 – Shamma Ali to Shrestha, 1 run
- 0.1 – Shamma Ali to Shrestha, FOUR runs
- 0.1 – Shamma Ali to Shrestha, (no ball) FOUR runs