Kashvee Gautam becomes first Indian to bag all 10 wickets in an inning 

Kashvee Gautam celebrates one of her wickets during her historic spell.
Kashvee Gautam celebrates one of her wickets during her historic spell.

The captain of the Chandigarh women’s U-19 cricket team Kashvee Gautam scripted history as she became the first Indian cricketer to bag all 10 wickets in a limited-overs encounter.

The youngster bagged 10 wickets in just 29 deliveries which helped Chandigarh skittle out Arunachal Pradesh for just 25 in the Women’s U-19 ODI trophy match at KSRM College Ground in Kadapa.

Leading the bowling attack for Chandigarh, the right-arm medium pacer finished with unreal figures of 10/12 in just 4.5 overs. Her historic achievement included a hat-trick and an interesting trivia - all her wickets were either bowled or LBW.

Her exceptional spell of bowling was backed up by a knock of substance which ensured Chandigarh reached a score of 186/4 at the end of their allotted 50 overs.

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She ended as the top-scorer with a knock of 49 and bagged the Player of the Match award for her exceptional all-round showing. Gautam has been in superb form in the ongoing tournament so far, bagging 18 wickets in three matches, including a seven-wicket haul against Jammu and Kashmir.

Among Indian cricketers, only Anil Kumble has bagged all 10 wickets in an international match. He achieved the feat during a Test match against Pakistan in 1999 in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Debashish Mohanty and Rex Singh have bagged 10 wickets in an innings in a Duleep Trophy match and a Ranji Trophy match respectively.

However, all three bowlers have achieved the landmark in red-ball cricket. Gautam became the first Indian bowler to achieve the feat in white-ball cricket which makes her achievement special.

Edited by Zaid Khan
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