Guha's double celebration
Isa Guha enjoyed a special two days at Loughborough - on Friday she won her 50th ODI cap and 24 hours later recorded career-best figures in a 10-wicket win against West Indies.
The medium-pacer did not take to the field during the first one-dayer against the tourists - a deluge eventually forced the umpires to abandon the match - but Guha more than made up for it by taking 5-14 from eight overs as West Indies were bowled out for a paltry 41 today.
"I was extremely pleased with how I bowled," the 23-year-old told ecb.co.uk. "I was pleased she (Charlotte Edwards) won the toss. It swung and moved off the seam early on which suits my bowling.
"Everyone looks at statistics. This might have been my best figures but my 4-11 against New Zealand was a better performance."
Guha exploited the overcast conditions and moisture in the wicket to perfection, pitching the ball up and offering the batters little to hit. She was backed up by some excellent fielding, particularly from wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor, who took two wonderful catches standing up.
"She has a great pair of hands and took two great catches," added Guha. "That's something she is comfortable doing. It puts pressure on the batsman as they have to stay in their crease."
The match-winner was also quick to praise fellow new-ball bowler Katherine Brunt who did a fine job of containing the West Indies batters, who perhaps decided to target Guha's medium-pace - a ploy that brought disastrous results.
"I like bowling in partnership with Nunny (Brunt)," said Guha, whose previous best was 5-22 against New Zealand four years ago. "Today it was me taking wickets and her keeping the runs down.
"On another day it could have been her. We complement each other really well. She has been the spearhead of our attack and always makes something happen."
On Friday, Guha was presented with her 50th cap before the start of play by captain Edwards.
"It was a proud moment," she said, almost seven years after her first England appearance. "I'm really happy that I've played 50 times. I just want to play for as long as I can and if I keep putting in good performances then I'll get picked."
Guha admitted she did not expect to reach the landmark, adding she was not even aware of there being an England women's team when she first started playing cricket. A chance meeting with Edwards changed all that.
"I didn't know about women's cricket," she said. "I was playing with boys when I started. I met Charlotte when I went to regional trials for England Under-17s. I saw her playing for England, even though she was only 16. I thought 'I want to do that'."