Stats: Bangladesh Women take six wickets for zero runs

Fahima Khatun became the first Bangladesh player and the 8th overall to take a hat-trick in Women’s T20I cricket.

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Bangladesh women. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh Women are in the middle of a brilliant run in the T20I format as they became the first team to defeat India in the Asia Cup twice to become the Women’s Asia Cup Champions. They carried their form to Ireland and defeated the hosts 2-1 in the 3-match series. In the ongoing Women’s WT20 Qualifier, Bangladesh Women began on a great note winning all the three matches they have played thus far.

They reduced PNG in their first game to 84/6 and chased down the total with 31 balls to spare and followed it with a big 7-wicket win against the Netherlands restricting the opponents to 42 and chased down the total in just 7.5 overs. They bettered their bowling performance in the next game by bowling out the United Arab Emirates for just 39 and chased down the target in 6.5 overs for the loss of two wickets.

Though UAE were slow to start with, they didn’t lose wickets quickly in the first half of their innings. They were 33/2 into their 13th over when a record collapse happened. Fahima Khatun dismissed Udeni Dona (3) and the team’s top-scorer Esha Rohit (18) on successive balls. She completed a hat-trick by trapping Kavisha Egodage on the next ball. Thus, she became the first Bangladesh player and the 8th overall to take a hat-trick in Women’s T20I cricket.

Rumana Ahmed, who had a hat-trick in ODI format, nearly took one in the next over dismissing Neha Sharma and Roopa Nagraj with consecutive deliveries. A couple of balls before that, Heena Hotchadani was run out without scoring. Thus, UAE lost six wickets on the score of 33 and became the first side in International cricket to lose as many as six wickets on the same total.

Across Men’s and Women’s cricket, a team has lost six wickets in space of one run on two occasions but never without adding a run. New Zealand, who were 56/1 in the 2nd innings of the 1965 Rawalpindi Test against Pakistan, lost their 2nd wicket on 57 and five wickets on the score of 58. In the 2009 Women’s World Cup, South Africa collapsed from 44/2 to 45/8 losing six wickets for just one run.

Worst 6-wicket collapses in International cricket: (Men/Women)

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(Stats as on July 11, 2018)