Youngster Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli surprised even with three world records in Twenty20 Cricket.
She called for six wickets at the Thai T20 Smash tournament for women on Wednesday against Malaysia in Malaysia and is now one of the best bowling characters in T20 cricket.
Mas Elysa of Chemor, Perak, said she did not see it coming. “I was assigned to trim the runs of our opponents, but I did not expect such numbers,” said Mas Elysa.
The spinner unleashed his record spell when he removed the opener from Zhang Chan for 11 before returning to fire Li Haoyue for one.
Then they took out Lyu Ping and Zhang Huiyue with successive deliveries before repeating the trick by shattering Wang Luowanyu and Zhang Xiangxue in the final.
It was a surprise for China as the country ranked 25th in the women’s T20 cricket was bundled for 39 runs in 18.4 overs.
Malaysia, ranked 31, reached 40 runs for four Pfortets in 12.3 spills to defeat China.
The performance of Mas Elysa surpassed the best bowling numbers of all T20 games and all international T20 games. With this achievement, she also set the new international T20 record for women.
Their characters broke the record of Sri Lankan pace-bowler Ajantha Mendi’s, who was whistled against Zimbabwe in 2012 in a men’s T20 International against eight in six rounds.
Mas Elysa also improved the female figures from six wickets for eight runs that Botswana’s Botsogo Mpedi set against Lesotho in August 2018.
The icing on the cake was that Mas Elysa set the world record in every T20 match against Malaysian-born player Arul Suppiah, who is also a spin bowler.
He brought six wickets for five runs for English county Somerset against Glamorgan, in a record that has existed since 2011.
Mahinda Vallipuram, president of the Malaysia Cricket Association (MCA), said it was good to see another Malaysian break a record and that this is a good sign for the development of the game in Malaysia.
“Mas Elysa is a dedicated and committed cricketer. Her parents are extremely supportive and I am very happy for her, “he said.
MCA has confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized the record.