Tuesday , June 18 2024

Wanindu Hasaranga becomes the second Sri Lankan to take 100 wickets in T-20 international cricket

Dambulla, 20 February (HS). Sri Lanka's leading spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has become the second Sri Lankan bowler to take 100 wickets in T-20 international cricket.

Hasaranga became the eleventh male player overall and second Sri Lankan bowler after Lasith Malinga to reach 100 wickets in T20Is.

The leg spinner, who is currently the captain of the Sri Lankan T20 team, achieved the feat during the second T20 match against Afghanistan in Dambulla.

Hasaranga has taken more wickets than any other bowler in men's T20Is since making his debut in 2019.

Malinga is the only other Sri Lankan bowler to take more than 100 T20I wickets. Malinga reached the milestone in his 76th T20, while Hasaranga did so in his 63rd match, the second fastest to 100 T20 wickets behind Rashid Khan, who did so in 53 matches in 2021.

Hasaranga, who took 2 for 19 in four overs in Dambulla on Monday, now has 101 wickets in 63 T20Is at an average of 15.36 and a strike rate of 6.78.

Sri Lanka has taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match series by defeating Afghanistan in the second T20 match.