Windies cricketer makes history

West Indies’ bowler Anisa Mohammed celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s Elyse Villani during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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West Indies and Trinidad off-spinner Anisa Mohammed became the first bowler (male or female) in history to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International as she spearheaded a superb bowling effort, to help beat Pakistan by four runs in a close Women’s Twenty20 World Cup opening match recently.

Defending a disappointing 103 for eight off 20 overs following another batting failure, West Indies amazingly restricted the Pakistan team to a paltry 99 for five off their 20 overs, to make a winning start to their Group B campaign.

Mohammed picked up three Pakistani wickets for 25 runs.

The closest to her is Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi with 95 wickets. This means she has more Twenty20 wickets than all her male West Indies counterparts. Her nearest rival is current West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy with 43 wickets.

The West Indies women have won two of their matches so far.

Meanwhile the West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron has offered congratulations to the Guyana Jaguars for successfully defending the Regional Four-Day Professional Cricket League title recently.

The team took home the George Headley / Everton Weekes Trophy.

The Jaguars racked up 149 points to win back-to-back titles and is the first winner in the newly formatted four-day competition.

President Cameron said, “what Guyana as a country has done with its cricket product in the last three years, where all categories of their teams have won or been in a final, always challenging for a top position, is commendable”.

Cameron highlighted the input of the WI Under-19 captain, Shimron Hetmyer, who since his return has been part of the squad and made an impressive century in the last round -107- and was also named Man-of-the-Match.

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