A wife is keeping wicket while her husband is bowling from the other end; this sounds like a fictional episode that can’t occur in reality. However, this happened in real life, during a semifinal match between PSV Hann Munden and KSV Cricket in the Kummerfeld leg of European Cricket Series.
Sharanya Sadarangani already smashed the gender stereotype and created a history by becoming the first woman to play in the tournament. Now, she has done something that one has to watch to believe it.
At one instance in the match, she kept wicket while her spouse Finn Sadarangani bowled. Finn, an off-spinner conceded 16 runs. Sharanya looked confident with gloves, collecting all three balls missed by the batsman.
With two catches and running-out the last batsman, the wicket-keeper finished the match on a high note. She has played all six games for the team.
Here’s the video:
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Meanwhile, KSV Cricket booked their ticket to finals after comfortably defeating PSM. Izatullah Dawlatzai, Mussadiq Ahmad and Sultan Sherzad Shah – all of them took three wickets each to restrict PSM for just 88 runs. For PSM, Asad Sangari played a crucial knock of 43 runs before Sharanya caught him behind the stumps.
KSV openers gave their team a fiery start, combining 36 runs in 14 balls for the first wicket. Later on, Dawlatzai played a beautiful cameo, scoring 17 off six balls to secure victory for the team. Finn Sadarangani scored seven runs in the match while his wife Sharanya didn’t get the chance to bat.
Six teams from Germany fight for the trophy in the Kummerfeld leg of European Cricket Series. The teams are Kummerfeld Sport Verein, SG Findorff EV, MTV Stallions, Polizeisportverein Hann Munden, SC Europa and VFB Fallersleben.