Anuja Patil India Sri Lanka Women 50 runs 3 wickets double
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Anuja Patil guided India Women to an easy win in the fourth T20 International of the five-match series against Sri Lanka Women, at Colombo Cricket Club Ground. The win also helped India clinch the series with a match in hand. Patil first took the first two Sri Lankan wickets and finished with 4-0-36-3. Then he raced to an unbeaten 42-ball 54 (seven fours, three sixes) to take India home with eight balls to spare.

Patil became the first Indian and sixth overall to score a fifty and take three wickets in a Women’s T20I. Here is the full list:

50 and 3 wickets in the same Women’s T20I
Score Figures Cricketer Team Against Venue Season
52 3.1-0-16-3 Lisa Sthalekar Australia New Zealand Sydney (NSO) 2011-12
62 4-0-23-3 Stafanie Taylor West Indies Sri Lanka Bridgetown 2012
67 4-0-12-3 Dane van Niekerk South Africa Pakistan Sharjah 2014-15
69 4-0-23-3 Suzie Bates New Zealand Sri Lanka Nelson 2015-16
55* 4-0-12-4 Ellyse Perry Australia India Sydney (SCG) 2015-16
54* 4-0-36-3 Anuja Patil India Sri Lanka Colombo (CCC) 2017-18

As is evident from the table, Ellyse Perry is the only one to score a fifty and take four wickets in a Women’s T20I.

The 50-run-three-wicket feat has been done 55 times in Women’s ODIs, the most famous of which happened this June, when Amelia Kerr smashed a world record unbeaten 232 before taking 5 for 17 to dismantle Ireland Women at Dublin. However, of Indians, only Shikha Pandey (59 and 3 for 19 against South Africa Women at Bengaluru, 2014-15) and Deepti Sharma (51 not out and 3 for 20 against Ireland Women at Potchefstroom, 2017) have done this.