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Seven-Wicket Hauls Shine in T20 Cricket, Checkout The Broken Records!

In the seemingly batsman-dominated arena of Twenty20 (T20) cricket, bowlers have occasionally taken the spotlight with extraordinary performances, showcasing their prowess in this fast-paced format. Several records stand as testaments to their ability to make a significant impact despite the challenging conditions.

Frederique Overdijk and Alison Stocks: The top spot for the best bowling figures in T20 belongs to Frederique Overdijk of Netherland Women and Alison Stocks of Argentina Women, who both claimed seven wickets for three runs. Overdijk achieved this feat against France Women on August 26, 2021, while Stocks tormented Peru Women on October 14, 2022.

Syazrul Idrus: Among men, Malaysia’s Syazrul Idrus stands out with the best bowling figures in T20 Internationals, recording 7/8 against China on July 26, 2023, in an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier match in Kuala Lumpur. His exceptional medium-paced spell restricted China to a mere 23 runs, leading Malaysia to victory by eight wickets.

Colin Ackermann: Notably, Colin Ackermann is recognized as the first player to secure seven wickets in a T20 match. The Leicestershire batting-allrounder achieved this milestone with figures of 7/18 in a T20 Blast 2019 match against Birmingham Bears. Ackermann’s off-spin played a crucial role in defending Leicestershire’s total, contributing to a 55-run win.

Other Impressive Bowling Performances:

  • Anjali Chand from Nepal Women holds the record for the best figures in women’s T20, claiming 6/0 against Maldives Women on December 2, 2019.
  • Jhulan Goswami’s 5/11 against Australia in 2012 remains the best bowling figures for the Indian women’s cricket team in T20 internationals.
  • Esther Mbofana of Zimbabwe made a stunning debut in 2021, taking 6/11 against Eswantini Women, securing the best bowling display on debut in women’s T20 Internationals.

While T20 cricket continues to be celebrated for its explosive batting displays, these remarkable bowling performances serve as a reminder that bowlers can leave an indelible mark in a format traditionally dominated by the bat.

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