Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Mahika Gaur grabbed eyeballs after she made her debut for England and delivered a match-winning performance against Sri Lanka. Batting first, England put up a daunting total of 186 in just 17 overs, in a rain-curtailed inning. Danni Wyatt and Alice Capsey top scored for the English, scoring 48 and 51 respectively. 

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Sri Lanka’s innings was further reduced to just six overs, and a revised target of 66 was given to them. The openers got off to a flying start and scored 32 runs in less than four overs. But Mahika Gaur pulled back, as she got the big wicket of Sri Lanka’s captain Chamari Athapaththu who was looking in good form. But she was dismissed by Gaur while on 15(10). 

She bowled a back-of-the-length delivery, Athapaththu found the edge, and the ball flew straight into the keeper Amy Jones’ hands. Soon after this, England wrapped up the match by 12 runs and took a lead of 1-0 in the three-match T20I series. 

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At the age of 12, Gaur made her debut for the UAE in the 2019 Thailand Women's T20 Smash. She debuted in a Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) game on January 19, 2019, against Indonesia, following a match on January 12 against Thailand A. She later represented the UAE in matches against Hong Kong, the 2021 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier, the 2022 GCC Women's Gulf Cup, and the 2019 ICC Women's Qualifier Asia. She played in 19 T20Is for the UAE. 

For the 2022 season of The Hundred, Manchester Originals signed Gaur in July 2022. She played for the North West Thunder Academy team before joining the Hundred, taking 3/25 in a match against the Northern Diamonds Academy on July 23, 2022. In the 2023 season, she was a full member of the Thunder team.

Here is all you need to know about Mahika Gaur:
17 years

Date of Birth: March 9, 2006

Hails from: Reading, Berkshire, England

Role: Bowling all-rounder 

Batting style: Right-handed bat 

Bowling style: Left-arm fast-medium

Teams: England Women, Manchester Originals, UAE Women