Shakib Al Hasan broke Lasith Malinga’s record by taking two wickets on Sunday.© AFP
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan set a new T20 record while bowling in his T20 World Cup debut against Scotland at Al Amrat on Sunday. With his side winning the toss and opting to bowl first, Shakib took the wickets of Richie Berrington and Michael Leask and surpassed Lasith Malinga’s previous record of 107 wickets to become the highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals. became. Shakib dismissed Berrington in the 11th over of the game and then took the wicket of Leask in two balls.
Sri Lanka’s Malinga had reached the 107-wicket mark in 84 T20Is, while Shakib overtook the former in his 89th T20I for Bangladesh.
Shakib is the only cricketer in T20 Internationals to have taken more than 100 wickets, while scoring more than a thousand runs with the bat.
Shakib currently has 1763 runs in T20Is for Bangladesh with the bat at an average of 22.89 and a strike rate of 121.41. He has scored nine fifties and his highest score is 84.
With the ball, Shakib has taken 108 wickets at an average of 20.38 and an economy rate of 6.70. His best performance with the ball was 5/20.
On Sunday, Shakib finished with impressive figures of 2/17 in his four overs.
Scotland, who were recovering after losing opener Kyle Coetzer early on, began losing wickets in rapid succession as Bangladesh bowlers pressed on.
After 19 overs, Scotland scored 131 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
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