Windies woman sets record

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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Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed became the first West Indies Women player to compete in 100 Twenty20 Internationals when she played in the team’s recent comprehensive 71-run victory overs hosts Pakistan in Dubai.

She celebrated her achievement by taking 2 wickets for 17 runs.

Mohammed currently holds the record as the leading Twenty20 International wicket-taker (male or female) with 115 wickets.

She had to endure a rough period last year when she did not bowl a single delivery — despite being fit — at the ICC World Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Mohammed said it was a great feeling to achieve such a big milestone and was thankful for the opportunity that was given to her to represent the West Indies over the years.

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