Whenever we talk about records in cricket, it's usually the male cricketers who are discussed, the records they broke, etc. However, we would know one thing that there are plenty of records that the women cricketers hold as well, some achieving them even before the men did.
Today we'll see some records that are held by women cricket players and not known to the majority of people.
1) Fastest 50 in an ICC final
Women's cricket has witnessed a lot of progression in recent years and that has been purely because of the potential it has.
The world remembers Hardik Pandya's monstrous knock in the ICC Champions Trophy Final in 2017 in Pakistan. While many say that had Pandya continued with his innings instead of getting run out, India would've had another Champions Trophy in their cabinet.
However, that day Hardik Pandya's 50 came in just 32 balls, a world record that existed until Alyssa Healy broke it in the final of the 2020 World T20, scoring 50 off just 30 balls and that too against India.
2) Youngest and quickest to the 200-run mark
Amelia Kerr of New Zealand broke the headlines after she bashed Ireland with a double century in just 145 balls, and she surpassed another women cricketer, Belinda Clarke, breaking her record that lasted for 21 years.
No one in the makes category has managed to do so and just to make it clear, it was also the fastest double century. Just to show why this feat is extraordinary in every possible way, you should know that Amelia Kerr was just 17 years and 243 days old when she broke the record.
Do you know who is the youngest player to clock a ton in ODIs? Another woman, and India's pride in Women's cricket, Mithali Raj, fired a ton at the age of 16 and on her debut.
3) Consecutive T20 international triumphs
In men's cricket, it is Afghanistan who hold the record for most consecutive wins in T20Is, with 12 wins. They achieved this feat in 2019, and while we applaud them for such a great accomplishment, it is important to know that six years ago, from March 2014 to August 2015, Australian Women made history with 16 consecutive wins.
Wait, this is not the end, as this stand out is not England but the Thailand Women's cricket team that holds the record for most consecutive wins, a streak of 17 successive conquests in T20Is.
4) Most World Cups
In men's cricket, it is Australia who have the most combined World Cups and World T20 (5) but in women's cricket as well, Australia's dominance had prevailed.
The Australian women's cricket team has six World Cups and five World T20s, the latest of them being the World T20 they won in 2020.
5) First-ever ODI 200
While we all hail Sachin Tendulkar for not just being the best cricket player ever or "The God of Cricket" as people know him, Sachin was also the first male batsman to score a 200 in limited-overs cricket.
The reason we mentioned first male and not first cricket is that, in the 1997 World Cup, in a game between Australia and Denmark, Belinda Clarke of Australia scored the first-ever ODI double century.
She scored 229 in just 155 balls, and while Sachin became the first male to score a double ton, and Rohit Sharma became the first batsman ever to score multiple double tons, it is Belinda Clarke who started the trend and made it possible.
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An all-round performance
Betty Wilson, an Australian women's cricketer, holds the record for being the first player ever to score a century and pick ten wickets in the same match.
She picked 11/16 against England and scored 112 runs. After a couple of years, Sir Ian Botham managed to repeat this feat, being the first male cricketer to do it before the likes of Alan Davidson, Imran Khan, and Shakib Al-Hasan did it too.
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