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).
 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 women's T20I 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
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.
 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.
 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
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.
 The youngest player to take five wickets in an innings is
Shaquana Quintyne of the West Indies aged 17
 while the oldest at 29 years of age is
As of 19 May 2017
 12 five-wicket hauls have been taken by 11 different players in women's T20Is.
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
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.
 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.
, from a total of 383 matches,