Marking her name in history, Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma surpassed Yuzvendra Chahal and became the first ever Indian bowler to take 100 T20 wickets. Sharma took three wickets that helped India win against West Indies on February 15 in the ongoing ICC T20 Women’s World Cup 2023.
Deepti Sharma’s Performance In India vs West Indies Match
Sharma’s spell helped India restrict West Indies to 118 runs of six wickets in 20 overs during their Group B match at Newlands in Cape Town yesterday. Sharma took important wickets of Stafanie Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle, in addition to dismissing Afy Fletcher for a golden duck to hold West Indies to a low total. In her four overs, Sharma gave up 15 runs and claimed three wickets.
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Sharma has surpassed the records of Poonam Yadav (98), Radha Yadav (67), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (58), Jhulan Goswami (56), and Ekta Bisht (53) to script her name in history in the shortest format of the game. Prior to this, Chahal held the record for taking the most number of wickets by any India cricketer in the T20 format with 91 wickets.
"I feel good. What we discussed in the meeting and the plans I had against the West Indies batters, we were able to apply that in the middle. That is a milestone and I am happy with the achievement (first Indian to 100 T20I wickets). I am focusing on the rest of the World Cup games. There is a bit of turn in this surface and I focus on bowling stump to stump," said Sharma after the match.
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About Indian All-Rounder Deepti Sharma
Born in August 1997 in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, Sharma is a left hand batter and has a right arm offbreak bowling style. Her debut test match was against England in 2021 and ODI against South Africa in 2014 which helped cement her place in the national team. Sharma is currently the third highest individual scorer in women’s cricket in ODIs with 188 runs.
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Sharma, who plays for Bengal, played her first T20 in 2016 against Australia. In the recent auction for the first-ever edition of the Women’s IPL, Sharma fetched the second highest bid of ₹2.6 crores by UP Warriorz after Smriti Mandhana .