Nida Dar becomes first female Pakistani cricketer to reach 100 T20I wkts

Nida Dar has become the first Pakistani bowler to take 100 T20I wickets in both men’s and women’s cricket, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Nida achieved the feat in the first of three T20Is between Pakistan Women and the West Indies Women on Wednesday when she dismissed Deandra Dottin in the 10th over of the first innings.

Anisa Mohammed (120), Ellyse Perry (115), Shabnum Ismail (110), and Anya Shrubsole (110) are the other four women bowlers to reach the 100-wicket milestone in the format (102). Poonam Yadav of India follows Nida on the list of most T20I wicket-takers from Asian teams, with 95 wickets.

Former Pakistan Women captain Sana Mir, who retired from cricket in 2020, has the second most wickets for the nation with 89 at 23.42, while Sadia Yousuf (57 wickets at 20.22) and Anam Amin (54 wickets at 20.22) are the other two women bowlers with more than 50 T20I wickets.

Dar was also the team’s most economical bowler, allowing 15 runs in four overs at a 3.75 economy rate. She hammered two fours with the bat before Shamilia Connell shook her woodwork. Pakistan lost the game by 10 runs, despite her best efforts.