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Bangladesh vs Scotland: Shakib Al Hasan goes past Lasith Malinga to become leading wicket taker in T20Is

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Shakib picked up the wickets of Richie Berrington and Michael Leask to surpass Malinga and become the highest wicket taker in the shortest format of international cricket.

Shakib Al Hasan struck twice for Bangladesh (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shakib Al Hasan currently has 108 wickets from 89 matches,
  • Lasith Malinga was the leader up until now with 107 wickets from 84 T20Is
  • All-rounder Shakib has been in brilliant form with the ball off late in T20 cricket

Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday became the leading wicket taker in T20 international cricket by going past Lasith Malinga on the overall list with 108 scalps in the ongoing T20 World Cup match against Scotland.

Shakib picked up the wickets of Richie Berrington and Michael Leask to surpass Malinga and become the highest wicket taker in the shortest format of international cricket.

Shakib currently has 108 wickets from 89 matches, which is one more than Malinga's tally of 107 from 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka.

New Zealand's Tim Southee (99), Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (98) and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (95) complete the top five.

Shakib Al Hasan has now.....

108 wickets in T20Is - most by any player in this format

600 wickets in all international cricket - no one else has taken even 400 for Bangladesh!#BANvSCO #T20WorldCup

— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 17, 2021

All-rounder Shakib has been in brilliant form with the ball off late in T20 cricket even though he wasn't too prolific in the wickets column for Kolkata Knight Riders in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.

Shakib played the final four games of KKR's campaign in place of the injured Andre Russell and picked 2 wickets and scored 9 runs.

But Shakib's efforts in Al Amerat went in vain as Scotland stunned Bangladesh by 6 runs in their campaign opener on Sunday.

Chasing 141 for victory, Scotland stopped Bangladesh at 134 for 7 to register their first ever win against a Test playing nation in a major ICC tournament.

Scotland's win was also their second out of 19 games in the shortest format and first since the 2016 T20 World Cup (vs Hong Kong) in India. Brad Wheal was the standout bowler for Scotland with 3 wickets for 24 runs while Chris Greaves picked 2 and Mark Watt, Josh Davey grabbed one each.

Chris Greaves was adjudged Player of the Match for his 2 wickets and 45 with the bat.

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