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Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan Reaches 400 Wickets In T20 Cricket, Does So In Quickest Time

Rashid Khan became the fourth bowler in the world to reach 400 T20 wickets. Others in the elite list are Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Sunil Narine.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan Reaches 400 Wickets In T20 Cricket, Does So In Quickest Time
Rashid Khan (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. It was his 400th T20 wicket. | AP
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan Reaches 400 Wickets In T20 Cricket, Does So In Quickest Time
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2021-11-07T19:41:19+05:30

Afghanistan’s premier leg-spinner Rashid Khan picked up his 400th wicket in competitive T20 cricket during the team’s T20 World Cup 2021 match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. (More Cricket News)

The 23-year-old spinner reached the milestone when he bowled New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill, with a wrong’un in the ninth over of the Kiwi innings, even as the batter tried to go for a slog sweep at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Rashid achieved the feat in his 289th T20 match.

Only three other bowlers have crossed the 400-wicket mark in T20 cricket. Dwayne Bravo, the first to reach the feat in 364 matches, also became the first bowler to cross 500 T20 wickets. The West Indies all-rounder, who has just announced his international retirement from the format, has 553 wickets from 512 matches.

Two other bowlers that followed him to the feat are Imran Tahir (in 320 matches) and Sunil Narine (in 362 matches), both reaching the milestone earlier this year. Rashid also holds the record for most T20 scalps in a calendar year, having picked a staggering 96 wickets in 2018.

His economy rate of 6.34 is the second-best behind West Indies' Sunil Narine among bowlers who have played 200 T20 games. Earlier in the tournament, Rashid became the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 Internationals during Afghanistan's Super 12 match against Pakistan.

Rashid is only the fourth man, after Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan and Lasith Malinga, to achieve the milestone of 100 wickets in T20Is. Rashid picked his 100th wicket in only his 53rd match, surpassing Sri Lankan pace legend Lasith Malinga's previous record of reaching the landmark in his 76th game. 

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