Rashid Khan Became the Fastest 50 Wicket Taker in T20I

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Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 45 runs in the first T20I match played at Dehradun. Mystery spinner Rashid Khan, who was the hero of Afghanistan’s victory in this match holds now a new record in world cricket. Rashid took three wickets in the first T20 match against Bangladesh and played a key role in the victory of his team. He played just two balls and hit a six. But in this match Rashid also made a new world record in T20I.

With three wickets against Bangladesh, Rashid Khan made this world record. Rashid has now become the bowlers to take fastest 50 wickets in international T20 matches. This mystery spin bowler has done this amazing thing in just 2 years and 220 days.

In his 31st match, Rashid achieved this moment and he became the second bowler to reach this point fastest match wise. Prior to Rashid, the work was done by South African spinner Imran Tahir. Tahir also achieved this mark in 31 matches with 50 T20 wickets.

Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis holds this record as he is the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in T20I matches. Mendis had done a great job to make the half-century of the wicket in just 26 matches.

Rashid took 3 wickets for just 13 runs against Bangladesh, giving his team a 45-run lead and also gave 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Rashid had an international T20 debut against Zimbabwe on October 26, 2015. Now he achieved this special point in the 31st match.

Another Record:

Rashid had made another world record this year when he became the fastest bowler to take 100 international one-day wickets during the World Cup Qualifier. He also became the youngest bowler to achieve this milestone.

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