Women’s T20 World Cup : Deepti Sharma sets a new record, becomes first Indian to achieve this milestone

Deepti Sharma

Deepti Sharma, an all-around player, gained a new accomplishment during Wednesday’s Women’s T20 World Cup match against the West Indies. Three wickets were taken by the 25-year-old spinner, including those of Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, and Afy Fletcher. Apart from the three-wicket haul, Deepti completed her tally of 100 wickets in T20I cricket and became the first Indian bowler to achieve this achievement in the shortest format. Deepti has played in 89 games with a 6.1 economy to earn this milestone.

In terms of most wickets for Indian women in T20Is, Deepti is followed by Poonam Yadav (98), Radha Yadav (67), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (58), Jhulan Goswami (56) and Ekta Bisht (53) With a total of 91 wickets under his belt, veteran spinner Yuzvendra Chahal leads India in wicket-taking in men’s cricket.

Before Richa Ghosh led India to a six-wicket victory against West Indies in their Women’s T20 World Cup Group 2 encounter on Wednesday in Cape Town, Deepti dazzled with the ball.

After being summoned to bowl, Deepti created a web around the West Indies hitters, limiting them to 118 for six. The seasoned off-spinner (3/15) scooped up three wickets to reach 100 wickets in women’s T20Is and become the first Indian to do so.