‘Crush’, ‘Smash’, ‘Thump’ and ‘Hammer’ will be the ideal words to describe the performances that Germany Women put up against Austria Women during the 5-0 series victory. The visiting German team, led by Anuradha Doddaballapur, registered as many as four wins by a margin of 79+ runs and also a 10-wicket win. The Germany Women’s team has had seen their record books been rewritten while they didn’t let the hosts reach triple digits even once in five matches. The Germans also spent three successive matches without losing a wicket on their way to complete a 5-0 whitewash.
Here are some of the major numbers and stats from Germany Women’s whitewash against Austria Women:
0 – Number of individual centuries, 5-wicket hauls, hat-tricks and century opening stands in the T20I format for Germany Women before this series. Christina Gough and Janet Ronalds scored a century each and put on two 190+ opening stands.
Anuradha Doddaballapur picked up a 5-wicket haul that included four wickets in four consecutive balls during the 4th T20I. Emma Bargna claimed 5-fer in the 2nd T20I while Anne Bierwisch took a hat-trick on the same day in the 3rd T20I.
1 – Anuradha Doddaballapur, during her first over in the 4th T20I, claimed four wickets from four successive deliveries. She thus became the first-ever player in Women’s International Cricket to pick four wickets in four consecutive balls. Only Lasith Malinga (2007 ODI WC & T20I in 2019) and Rashid Khan (T20I in 2019) have achieved this feat thus far in men’s cricket.
2/3 – There have been only three instances of a team batting full 20 overs without losing a wicket in the history of T20I cricket. All three came in Women’s cricket, including two from Germany Women in this series only. Both Christina Gough and Janet Ronalds batted through 20 overs without getting dismissed in the 2nd and 4th matches of this series. Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk were the first pair to do so as they shared an unbeaten 163-run stand in the 2014 WT20 against Pakistan Women.
The German duo put on 191* and 198* in the 2nd and 4th T20Is respective which are two of three T20I century stands recorded for Germany Women. The first one came during February this year when Gough and Ronalds put on 158* for the 2nd wicket. Both scored an unbeaten 71 each during that game.
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3 – Germany Women became the first team to not lose a wicket in three consecutive T20I matches (2nd, 3rd and 4th T20Is). Germany Women did not lose a wicket for 57.1 overs between the 2nd wicket in the first T20I and first wicket of the fifth T20I.
5/1 – Anuradha Doddaballapur’s bowling figures of 5/1 in the 4th T20I are the best for any captain in the history of T20I cricket. The previous best is 5/6 by Lasith Malinga during the 2019 Pallekele T20I against New Zealand where the Sri Lankan skipper also took four wickets in four consecutive deliveries.
9 – Germany Women now has won each of the nine T20I matches they played this year. Only six teams in Women’s cricket have managed to win more than nine consecutive T20Is. Before the start of 2020, Germany featured in four Women’s T20Is and ended up losing all the four.
72 – Janet Ronalds brought up her century in the 2nd T20I from 72 balls which is now the slowest hundred in T20I history. The previous slowest is off 71 balls by Bimenyimana Marie Diane of Rwanda Women who scored an unbeaten 114 off 81 balls against Mali Women last year.
119.09 – Difference between batting and bowling average of Germany Women during this series; this is the 2nd highest average difference in an International series/tournament. (Min: 5 matches)
India Women had an average difference of 122.53 (135.83 – 13.29) during the Women’s Asia Cup 2005-06 across five matches. Germany Women are also the first side in T20I history to have an average difference over 100 in an international series/tournament of 5+ matches.
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