India pacer Shikha Pandey on Saturday astounded the cricket world with one of her deliveries that foxed Australia women’s team wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy.
During Australia’s chase, Shikha opened the bowling for the Indian women’s cricket team and dismissed Healy on the second ball of the innings after being hit for 4 on the first ball.
The 32-year-old Indian bowler produced an incredible amount of movement that deceived Healy as it dislodged the bails from the stumps behind her.
While the Women in Blue engaged in a wicket celebration, the Australian camp was completely stunned to see their opener knocked over by a sensational delivery.
The video of the delivery went viral on Twitter, with many hailing Shikha for the swing she was able to generate.
Former cricketers, including Wasim Jaffer, Aakash Chopra lauded Shikha for her brilliant performance. Jaffer took to his Twitter handle and shared the slow-motion video of Pandey’s delivery. Lauding her, Jaffer called the delivery as ‘Ball of the century’.
While Aakash Chopra wrote, “Kamaal-Dhamaal Karte Ho, Pandey Ji.”
West Indian legend, Ian Bishop also looked surprised with Pandey’s delivery.
The match, however, didn’t end in India’s favour as Australia’s Tahlia McGrath stood strong till the last and guided her side to a four-wicket victory in the second women’s T20 International and also clinch the multi-format series 9-5.