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Indian women’s cricket team’s fast bowler Shikha Pandey remains in the headlines these days. Recently, he impressed everyone with his best in-cutter ball in the second T20 match against Australia. Shikha clean bowled Alyssa Healy on the second ball of the first over of the Australian innings. The special thing about this ball was its swing. Shikha threw the ball far outside the off-stump and the ball came in and hit Healy’s middle stump. This ball swings so much that everyone was surprised.
Sachin also became a fan of Shikha
Shikha’s ball has also been praised by former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. He tweeted and wrote – Pure Magic! This is really a sensational delivery. Well done Shikha Pandey!
Former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer even termed this ball of Shikha Pandey as the ‘Ball of the Century’ of women’s cricket.
India lost by 4 wickets
Shikha Pandey’s ball may have been the center of attraction in the match, but even after this, the Indian women’s cricket team lost the second T20 match by four wickets. After losing the toss, the Indian team made a score of 118/9 and played first. Pooja Vastrakar scored the highest (37) runs for the team, while captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored (28). The target of 119 runs was achieved by the Australian team for the loss of 6 wickets in the game of 19.1 overs. Tahila McGrath scored the highest unbeaten (42) runs. He was adjudged player of the match. Shikha Pandey took 1 wicket for 27 runs in 4 overs. Rajeshwari Gaikwad took 3 wickets.
Indian team also lost the series
After the defeat in the second match, the Indian women’s team had to face defeat in the last match as well. Australia beat India by 14 runs in the third T20 match. Let us tell you that the first match of the series was washed out in the rain. Batting first, India scored 131 runs in 15.2 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. After that the game could not be played due to rain.