Muscat, First Published Oct 18, 2021, 8:43 AM IST
Muscat: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the highest wicket-taker in international Twenty20 cricket. Shakib surpasses Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga’s record of 107 wickets. Shakib’s victory over Scotland’s Michael Lees in the Twenty20 World Cup. Shakib has now taken 108 wickets in 89 Twenty20s.
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Shakib became the first player to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in T20I. Tim Southee (99), Shahid Afridi (98) and Rashid Khan (95) are third and third respectively.
Bangladesh suffered a surprise defeat in the World Twenty20 qualifiers. Scotland beat Bangladesh by six runs Following on Scotland’s 140, Bangladesh could only manage 134 runs. Scotland reached 140 for nine. Chris Greaves was the top scorer with 45 runs. Mehdi Hasan took three wickets while Mustafizur and Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets each.
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Mushfiqur Rahim (38), Shakib (20) and skipper Mohammad (23) were the main contributors to Bangladesh’s victory. Bradley Wheel took three wickets.
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Last Updated Oct 18, 2021, 8:45 AM IST