Pakistani cricketer becomes leading wicket-taker in T20’s International

Pakistan women’s team skipper Nida Dar achieved a new milestone as she became the leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals, surpassing Australia’s Megan Schutt, who previously held the record with 136 wickets.

In her 141st innings, Dar set the record for the most wickets in women’s T20I by taking her 137th wicket overall and second during the second match against England in Northampton.

Another Pakistani on the list of most wickets in women’s T20I is Sana Mir, who is at number 19 with 89 wickets in 105 innings.

Most wickets in women’s T20Is:

  • Nida Dar — 137 (Pakistan)
  • Megan Schutt – 136 (Australia)
  • Ellyse Perry – 126 (Australia)
  • Anisa Mohammed – 125 (West Indies)
  • Shabnim Ismail – 123 (South Africa)

In the second T20I, England defeated Pakistan to win the three-match series 2-0.

Opting to bat first, the hosts scored 144-6 with contributions from Maia Bouchier (30), Alice Capsey (31), and Nat Sciver-Brunt (31).

Nida led Pakistan’s bowling attack with figures of 2/33 in her four overs, while Waheeda Akhtar, Diana Baig, and Fatima Sana each took one wicket.

In response, Pakistan was bowled out for 79 in 15.5 overs, falling 65 runs short of the target. England’s spinners dominated, with Sophie Ecclestone taking three wickets for 11 runs, Capsey two for four, and Sarah Glenn two for 10.

Capsey was named player of the match for her all-round performance.

The final match, a dead rubber, will be held in Leeds on May 19.

Playing XIs: Pakistan: Gull Feroza, Sidra Ameen, Sadaf Shamas, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Diana Baig, Waheeda Akhtar, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Iqbal

England: Maia Bouchier, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Danielle Gibson, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell

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