While playing the match against Pakistan, Rashid Khan becomes the fastest player to reach to 100 T20I wickets.
Afghanistan and Pakistan locked horns with each other during the 24th match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. After removing Pakistani batsmen Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan achieves the milestone to fastest 100 wickets in T20 internationals. Rashid Khan achieved the feat in just 53 matches. He becomes the 4th player overall to reach to 100 wickets. He overtakes Sri Lankan sensation Lasith Malinga who achieved this milestone in his 76th match. Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee and Lasith Malinga are the only other bowlers in this club.
Hafeez managed to score a run a ball 10 as Gulbadin Naib caught the catch at long on during the 15th over of Pakistan’s run chase. He then removed Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on the last ball of his spell. Rashid finished his four over spell by conceding 26 runs and picking up two wickets. Rashid Khan’s staggering average of 12.21 and economy rate of 6.17 is better than anyone with 60 or more wickets in the format.
Rashid Khan is also the fastest player to reach to 100 ODI wickets. Rashid achieved this feat in just 44 matches, eight quicker than Australian sensation Mitchell Starc.
In 286 T20 matches so far, Rashid has picked 398 wickets at an average of 17.47 with an impressive economy rate of 6.35. Only Dwayne Bravo (551), Sunil Narine (425), Imran Tahir (418) and Shakib Al Hasan (398) are ahead of him.
Afghanistan managed to put a total of 147/6 with the help of a 71 run unbeaten partnership between Mohammad Nabi and Gulbadin Naib. While chasing down the total of 148, Pakistan lost the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan quite early in the innings. But Babar Azam took the innings forward for them as he scored 51 runs. In the end Asif Ali’s 25 run cameo of 7 deliveries won the match for Pakistan by 5 wickets with an over remaining.