European Cricket Network has LIVE broadcast cricket from all across Europe this year with over 700 matches in 20 countries. In our annual review, we take a look back at the special memories from a historic year for European Cricket.
A host of new international records were broken as the European Cricket Network broadcast the first women's International cricket since COVID-19 with the German “Golden Eagles” taking on Austria Fire. All five T20I matches were LIVE broadcast in August on the European Cricket Network with hundreds of thousands of excited viewers tuning in from all over the world.
Amid the absolute frenzy of record-breaking feats in Austria, Anuradha Doddaballapur saved arguably the best till last this summer.
In her very first over, a rare quadruple-wicket maiden, Germany's skipper grabbed four wickets in four balls – the first-ever instance from a bowler in women's T20I cricket.
The talented 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.
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!
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
In this five match T20I series, Germany included wicket keeper Sharanya Sadarangani who became the first woman to play in the European Cricket Series when she starred for champions KSV at the Dream11 European Cricket Series Kummerfeld this summer.