You don’t often see records being broken or made in the game of cricket. It takes a lot of determination and talent to reach that level when you create records and it seems one talented young player has already made her name big in the game of bat and ball.
Playing the Women’s Under-19 One-Day Trophy match in Kadapa, a 16-year-old cricketer named Kashvee Gautam created history by picking up 10 wickets in an innings against Arunachal Pradesh. But the most interesting part of the record is that she took just 29 balls, which means roughly 4.5 overs to achieve that massive feat.
The skipper of the Chandigarh team pierced through the Arunachal Pradesh’s batting line-up and bundled them out on just 25 runs. The amazing effort made by the right-arm seamer was a complete treat to watch as she only 12 runs in her 4.5 over while getting those 10 wickets.
She also picked up a hat-trick in her third over and made mesmerized everyone with her impeccable bowling skills. Surprisingly, eight of the players out of those ten were dismissed without even scoring a single run. But one fact that makes her achievement even more amazing is that none of the players were caught and she did or need any help from her fielders when she picked up a 10-wicket haul.
10 wickets in a one-day game ✅
49 runs with the bat ✅
Leading from the front ✅
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 25, 2020
Six out of the ten wickets were bowled while four players were adjudged leg-before wicket. The record makes her the first-ever women’s cricketer to taken 10 wickets in an innings across all the formats.
England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble are the only two bowlers to pick up 10 wickets in an innings in the international circuit. But, both the players achieved those 10 wickets in red-ball cricket while Kashvee has become the first Indian to achieve this feat in white-ball cricket. Her heroics made Chandigarh won the match by a whopping margin of 161 runs.
The right-arm bowler has already taken 18 wickets in 3 matches and picked up seven wickets in an encounter against Jammu And Kashmir.
On the other hand, she is doing some wonders with the bat too. Before achieving the monumental bowling figures, Kashvee Gautam played a superb knock of 49 for her team. Her innings included six fours and with the help of her 49, Chandigarh could manage to put 186 on the board in their quota of 50 overs.