Frederique Overdijk, The Netherlands 20-year-0ld seamer, became the first bowler ever, male or female, to take 7 wickets in a T20I match. She recorded this feat on Thursday against France Women in an ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Region game in Cartagena, Spain.
Frederique Overdijk, a right-arm medium pacer, ran through the French batting line-up bagging a 7-wicket haul in her four overs, two of which were maidens while conceding just 3 runs. 6 of her wickets were bowled dismissals while one was an lbw.
She dismissed the opposition skipper Tara Britton, Poppy McGeown, Thea Graham, Emmanuelle Brelivet, Tracy Rodriguez, Emma Chance and Maelle Cargouet en route to the world record. France were restricted to a paltry total of 33 runs in 17.5 overs, which The Netherlands side chased down quickly in 3.3 overs.
Frederique Overdijk went past the previous record held by Nepal’s Anjali Chand, who snapped six wickets for zero runs in 2.1 overs against the Maldives a couple of years ago. It was only the 8th T20I match for the youngster; With now has a total of 11 wickets to her name, at the bowling average of 14.00, in her two-year career so far. Six more women cricketers have taken a 6-wicket haul in T20I cricket.
Deepak Chahar holds the record for best bowling figures in men’s T20I
In men’s cricket, five bowlers have taken six wickets in T20I innings; India’s Deepak Chahar has the best bowling figure amongst those: 6/7 in 3.2 overs against Bangladesh in Nagpur in November 2019. That terrific bowling performance included a hat-trick as Bangladesh collapsed from 110/2 in the 13th over to be bowled out for 144.
Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis is behind Chahar with two six-wicket innings hauls, followed by India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Australia’s left-arm spinner Ashton Agar.