Hyderabad: Nepal’s medium pacer Anjali Chand rewrote record books in Women’s T20s as she broke the world record for the best bowling figures in the shortest format of the game against Maldives in the South Asian games cricket tournament in Pokhara on Monday.

Nepal was playing against Maldives in the South Asian Games cricket tournament where Anjali wreaked havoc against the Maldives as she struck 6 times without conceding a single run in her spell of 2.1 overs.

She first struck thrice in the 7th over of the innings, and later went on to strike twice in the 9th over and one last time, wrapping the Maldives innings in 11th over.

With her exceptional bowling, she helped Nepal bowl Maldives out for 16 runs.

It was a cakewalk for Nepal as they chased the total in just 0.5 overs and dominated Maldives in a one-sided game.

The previous record for the best bowling figures was previously held by Mas Elysa of Maldives with the figures of 6 for 3 against China Women earlier this year.

The South Asian games Cricket tournament is being played in the round-robin format in which teams namely, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri-lanka are playing against each other.

The top two teams at the end of a round-robin stage will fight it out for the gold medal in the final whereas the rest of the two teams will play the bronze medal match.

Moving on to the best figures in T20s in Men’s international cricket, the record was recently broken by Deepak Chahar who picked 6 wickets for 7 runs in his spell of 3.2 overs against Bangladesh. It was previously held by Srilanka spinner, Ajanta Mendis who picked 6 wickets for 8 runs.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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