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Tabraiz Shamsi Makes The Record Of Taking Most T20 Wicket In A Calendar Year
By CricShots - Oct 30, 2021 6:09 pm
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South African left-arm leg-spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi broke the record of taking most wickets in T20Is during a calendar year in a Super 12 T20 World Cup 2021 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday. Shamsi scalped his 32nd wicket of the year to break the record held by Uganda’s Dinesh Nakrani (2021) and Australia’s Andrew Tye (2018), who took 31 wickets.

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Tabraiz Shamsi broke the record

The 31-year-old World No.1 ranked bowler finished with three wickets for 17 runs in his spell of four overs. He dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Avihka Fernando in a similar fashion as he managed to generate a thick edge and took the catches on his own deliveries.

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Here are the videos of the dismissals:


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At the end of the first innings, the Sri Lankan opener, Pathum Nissanka played a fighting knock of 72 runs off 58 balls to help his team reach a respectable score of 142 in 20 overs in Sharjah. After Kusal Perera was dismissed early (7) in the innings, Nissanka and Charitha Asalanka decided to rebuild and prevent a collapse for the batting side before an unfortunate run-out triggered a downfall.

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Sri Lanka could never recover from the blow as they failed to make a stable partnership. Tabraiz Shamsi, the current world no.1 T20I bowler, led the bowling charts with three wickets while conceding only 17 runs.

Dwaine Pretorius was the pick of eth bowlers for the Proteas in teh death overs again, ending with similar figures to Shamsi in three overs. Earlier, the South African skipper, Temba Bavuma had won the toss and opted to field first against Sri Lanka in Sharjah.