Teen sensation Mahika Gaur made a memorable international debut by taking a wicket as England secured a 12-run victory in a rain-affected match to kick off their T20 series against Sri Lanka.
Heather Knight's team set a challenging target of 187 runs, which would have been the second-highest successful run chase in women's T20 cricket if achieved. However, the match nearly ended in a stalemate due to unfavourable weather conditions.
Mahika’s debut became remarkable as she took a wicket when she caught an edge from Sri Lanka's captain, Chamari Athapaththu. The 6ft 2in bowling prodigy is set to earn £3,500 for her performance in this white-ball match, as the England and Wales Cricket Board recently equalized women's international match fees with those of the men.