European Cricket Network showcased the best women’s cricket in the world from August 12-15 with Germany facing neighbours Austria in a five match T20 Series at Seebarn Cricket Ground, Vienna – the first women’s international cricket since COVID-19 struck.
Amid the absolute frenzy of record-breaking feats in Austria, Germany captain Anuradha Doddaballapur saved arguably the best till last.
In her very first over, a rare quadruple-wicket maiden, she grabbed four wickets in four balls – the first-ever instance from a bowler in women's T20I cricket.
The Frankfurt all-rounder soon captured another wicket before finishing with the astounding figures of 5-1 to secure the record for the best T20I figures by a captain – man or woman - surpassing Lasith Malinga's 5-6 against New Zealand in 2019.
2nd T20I— ICC (@ICC) August 14, 2020
Janet Ronalds 105*
Emma Bargna 5/9
Anne Bierwisch 3/5 inc. a hat-trick 🎩
Christina Gough 101*
Anuradha Doddaballapur 5/1 and first woman to take 4️⃣ in 4️⃣ in T20Is
🎥 🇩🇪 captain @Anuradha_d_18 is thrilled with her side's efforts against Austria 💪 pic.twitter.com/uVrRH3P88O
Germany's history making captain told the European Cricket Network: "There were so many excellent performances from the squad. I'm so proud of the team. And again huge thanks to the European Cricket Network for covering the five-match series and providing the chance for so many across the globe to watch us play."
The pleasure's all ours Anu. Well bowled!