List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket

Amy Satterthwaite in February 2010
Amy Satterthwaite is the only player to take a six-wicket haul in a women's T20I match. [1]

A women's Twenty20 International (T20I) is an international cricket match between two teams, each having T20I status, as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). [2] In a women's Twenty20 match, the two teams play a single innings, each of which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. [3] The Twenty20 format was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the men's county cricket competition with the first matches contested on 13 June 2003 between the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup. [4] The first women's Twenty20 International match took place on 5 August 2004 when New Zealand defeated England by nine runs at the County Cricket Ground in Hove. [5] [6] This match was held six months before the first men's Twenty20 International, contested between Australia and New Zealand in February 2005. [7]

A five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer") [8] [9] refers to a bowler taking five or more wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement, [10] especially in the Twenty20 format, as bowlers can bowl no more than four overs in an innings. [11] The first five-wicket haul in a women's T20I match was taken by New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite against England on 16 August 2007. [12] Satterthwaite took six wickets for 17 runs, [13] the best bowling figures in an innings by a player in the international women's format and the sole six-wicket haul. [1] The most recent five-wicket haul was taken by Molly Strano of Australia against New Zealand in the second match of the three match series at Kardinia Park in Geelong, the first time the venue had hosted an international cricket match. [14] [15] [16] The White Ferns won the rain affected match, the only occurrence which did not result in a victory to the team taking the five-wicket haul. [17] Taking five wickets for just eight runs, the most economical five-wicket haul with an economy rate of 2.00 was taken by Suné Luus of South Africa against Ireland during the 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. [18] [19] Julie Hunter of Australia took the least economical five-wicket haul, bowling with an economy rate of 6.60 against the West Indies in October 2012. [20] The youngest player to take five wickets in an innings is Shaquana Quintyne of the West Indies aged 17 [21] while the oldest at 29 years of age is India's Jhulan Goswami. [22]

As of 19 May 2017, from a total of 383 matches, [23] 12 five-wicket hauls have been taken by 11 different players in women's T20Is. [24] Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies is the only bowler to have achieved the feat twice. [25] [26] Five-wicket hauls have been taken by players from six of the ten teams that hold Twenty20 International status. Players from Bangladesh, Ireland, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands, the only other nation to have played a women's T20I, have yet to achieve the milestone. West Indies leads the list with four, followed by Australia, England and India with two five-wicket hauls each. [27] Five-wicket hauls have been taken at eight different grounds, with Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados leading the list with three followed by R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the County Ground in Somerset, England, with two each. [28]

Key

Key
Symbol Meaning
dagger The bowler was player of the match
Date Day on which the match was held
Inn Innings in which the five-wicket haul was taken
Overs Number of overs bowled
Runs Number of runs conceded
Wkts Number of wickets taken
Econ Runs conceded per over
Batsmen Batsmen whose wickets were taken
Result Result for the team for which the five-wicket haul was taken
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