Unknown facts about women’s cricket that will surprise you
It’s high time we start paying the Women’s Cricket team the appreciation they deserve!
The recent development of the Women’s cricket team, has highlighted their achievements and credibility to a great level. However, it is not just in recent times that women’s cricket has made some remarkable records. Read below to know some of the unknown facts about the team that will surely leave you astonished.
-The first ever women’s cricket match happened back in 1745. The match took place between Hambledon and Bramley in England with a large audience.
-The first ever men’s cricket world cup was held in 1975. Hardly many people know that already two years prior the Women’s cricket world cup was held in 1973. Seven teams including, under 25 England team and other teams from around the world played the world cup. England won the world cup defeating Australia.
-Australian cricketer Belinda Clarke was the first cricketer to score a double century in international cricket in 1997, which was 11 years before the double hundred scored by Sachin Tendulkar. Belinda scored 229 runs against Denmark, being the highest individual score holder, of unbeaten 229, until 264 runs were made by Rohit Sharma, 17 years later against Sri Lanka.
-It is known to many of us that the first youngest cricketer to score a double hundred in a Test is 19 years old Javed Miandad of Pakistan. Nevertheless, it is unknown to many of us that at the age of 17, Amelia Kerr, a Kiwi cricketer scored an unbeaten run of 232 in 2018 against Ireland’s women’s team.
-It is considered to be an exceptional performance when a cricketer performs good at both batting and bowling line. Australian cricketer Betty Wilson did the same thing in 1958. She bagged all the 10 wickets and also scored a century in the same Test match, being one of the five male and female cricketers to hold such a record.
-In 2009, Australia under the captainship of Ricky Ponting scored 434 runs against South Africa. And the 400 runs were celebrated considering it to be the landmark of a one-day international run. Well, to our surprise, the first ever 400 runs to be scored in an ODI was achieved by the New Zealand women’s cricket team. The team scored 445 runs in 1997 against Pakistan.
Women’s cricket will now no longer be viewed as it has been over the years, once people get to know about the impressive achievements made by the women’s team in the history of cricket!