women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) is an international
cricket match between two teams, each having WT20I status, as determined by the
International Cricket Council (ICC).
 In a
women's Twenty20 match, the two teams play a single
innings, each of which is restricted to a maximum of 20
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
 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
 This match was held six months before the first men's
Twenty20 International, contested between
New Zealand in February 2005.
A five-wicket haul (also known as a "five-for" or "fifer")
 refers to a
bowler taking five or more
wickets in a single innings. This is regarded as a notable achievement,
 especially in the Twenty20 format, as bowlers can bowl no more than four overs in an innings.
 The first five-wicket haul in a WT20I match was taken by New Zealand's
Amy Satterthwaite against England on 16 August 2007.
 Satterthwaite took six wickets for 17 runs,
 the best
bowling figures in an innings by a player in the international women's format and the sole six-wicket haul.
 The most recent five-wicket haul was taken by
Afy Fletcher of the
West Indies against
Sri Lanka in the second match of the
three match series at the
Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
 At 30 years of age, Fletcher is the oldest player to take five wickets in an innings
Shaquana Quintyne, also of the West Indies, is the youngest at 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
Chepauk Stadium in
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.
 Hunter's compatriot
Molly Strano took 5 wickets for 10 runs against New Zealand in February 2017, the only occurrence which did not result in a victory to the team taking the five-wicket haul.
As of 18 January 2018
 13 five-wicket hauls have been taken by 12 different players in WT20Is.
Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies is the only bowler to have achieved the feat twice.
 Five-wicket hauls have been taken by players from six of the ten teams that hold Twenty20 International status. Players from
Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the
Netherlands, the only other nation to have played a WT20I, have yet to achieve the milestone. West Indies leads the list with five, followed by Australia, England and
India with two five-wicket hauls each.
 Five-wicket hauls have been taken at nine 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
Taunton, England, with two each.
, from a total of 393 matches,