Tara Norris from the United States of America achieved the dream of picking the first five-wicket haul in Women’s Premier League 2023 history against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on 5 March 2023.
It was a dominating performance by the Delhi Capitals team right from the word go. After being asked to bat first, Meg Lanning and Shafali Verma produced a dominating display of batting putting on 162 runs for the opening wicket laying a strong foundation for a big total. Kapp and Rodrigues continued domination over RCB bowlers and posted a massive score of 223 for 2 in 20 overs.
Alice Capsey got the breakthrough for DC getting rid of Sophie Devine with a stunning catch by Shafali Verma at mid-off. Capsey struck again to dismiss Smriti Mandhana leaving RCB in trouble. Tara Norris was bought into the attack and got her first wicket dismissing Ellyse Perry. She then dismissed Disha Kasat in the same over to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore in trouble.
Norris then got wickets of Richa Ghosh and Kanika Ahuja off successive deliveries to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore in tatters. Despite going for runs, Norris then took her fifth wicket getting the wicket of Heather Knight. It was a superb bowling effort by the left-handed bowler from the USA to end with figures of 5 for 29 in 4 overs. Delhi Capitals won the match by 60 runs and register a resounding win.
For her 5 for 29 in 4 overs, Tara Norris was awarded the player of the match award. It was a remarkable performance by Norris who gave away just 3 boundaries in her 4 overs and included 9 dot deliveries.
She would be looking to continue her brilliant performances in the upcoming matches and also showcase her talent against top-quality batters. Norris looked impressive with her variations and kept the momentum going for Delhi Capitals by picking wickets at regular intervals.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the fifer of Tara Norris:
Good to see players from associate nations getting a chance. Tara Norris has grabbed it with both hands. pic.twitter.com/KCKN5GM2tQ
— Lokesh Saini (@LokeshVirat18K) March 5, 2023
Tara Norris, take a bow.
The American seamer has just taken the first five-wicket haul in Women’s Premier League history, finishing with 5/29 from four overs.
She’s also the first Association cricketer to play in the tournament.
I hope the WBBL clubs are watching…#WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/13pncO8bgw
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) March 5, 2023
Associate nation player Tara Norris from USA , brilliant bowling today 👏👏 #WPL2023
Yeh toh bas sharuwat hai 👏#RCBvDC
— V Fogawat (@bagawatwatV) March 5, 2023
Five for Tara Norris.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 5, 2023
Tara Norris becomes the first player to take a 5-wicket haul in WPL.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 5, 2023
First 5-wicket haul in WPL and picked by USA pacer Tara Norris against RCB. What a bowling performance by Norris.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 5, 2023
Tara Norris the bowler, take a bow
1st Five Fer In WPL History.
📌4 Over | 29 Run | 5 Wicket#WPL #WPL2023 #TATAWPL #DCvRCB #RCBvDC #DCvsRCB #RCBvsDC #NotFair #MegLanning #Lanning #Perry #TaraNorris pic.twitter.com/KpmHP5Cl2K
— Good Luck Gaming (@GoodLukGaming) March 5, 2023
US pacer Tara Norris becomes the first woman to pick 5 wickets in WPL #WPL2023 #RCBvsDC
— @Hometown Boy 3 (@3Hometown) March 5, 2023
First five-wicket haul in IPL: Sohail Tanvir
First five-wicket haul in WPL: Tara Norris #DCvRCB #WPL2023
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) March 5, 2023
THE FIRST EVER FIFER IN THE WPL GOES TO AN AMERICAN, TARA NORRIS AN ABSOLUTE STAR.
— mon (@4sacinom) March 5, 2023
First 5 wickets in wpl yess Tara Norris roaring 🐯💫🌈💙 #rcbvsdc #RCBvDC #DelhiCapitals @DelhiCapitals 🌈💙 pic.twitter.com/iEGOHM3lug
— dharani (@dharani_1224) March 5, 2023
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