World Record: Lasith Malinga becomes highest wicket-taker in T20Is
New Delhi : Lasith Malinga has surpassed Shahid Afridi to become the highest wicket-taker in the T20I cricket. He achieved the feat in first T20I game of three-match series against New Zealand.
Before the match, he needed just two wickets to achieve the feat.
Shahid Afridi has 98 wickets to his name from 99 innings. He is followed by Shakib Al Hasan (88 wickets), Umar Gul (85 wickets), Saeed Ajmal (85 wickets), Rashid Khan (75 wickets). Tim Southee is in the top-ten as well with 69 wickets from 59 matches. The stand-in Kiwi skipper took two wickets in the T20I.
Lasith Malinga now have 99 wickets to his name.
Earlier, he had won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Kusal Mendis’ 53-ball 79 and Isuru Udana’s late strikes helped hosts post 174 for 4 in the first innings.