Rashid Khan Becomes Fastest And Youngest Bowler To Complete 300 T20 Wickets

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan completed his 300 T20 wickets during the fifth match of the CPL 2020 on Thursday morning, when his team Barbados Tridents faced St Lucia Zouks at Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Tarouba). He became the fastest and youngest bowler to claim 300 wickets in T20 career. It was Rashid Khan’s 213th T20 match. Before that game, he was two wickets away to complete his 300 T20 wickets. In that rain-interrupted game, when Zouks had to chase 47 runs in the five overs, Rashid managed to pick up two wickets and his bowling figures were 2-0-24-2. During that

Rashid Khan Becomes Fastest And Youngest Bowler To Complete 300 T20 Wickets
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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan completed his 300 T20 wickets during the on Thursday morning, when his team Barbados Tridents faced St Lucia Zouks at Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Tarouba). He became the fastest and youngest bowler to claim 300 wickets in T20 career.

It was Rashid Khan’s 213th T20 match. Before that game, he was two wickets away to complete his 300 T20 wickets. In that rain-interrupted game, when Zouks had to chase 47 runs in the five overs, Rashid managed to pick up two wickets and his bowling figures were 2-0-24-2. During that short innings, the Afghan leggie dismissed the opener Rahkeem Cornwall (14) and Mohammad Nabi (15).

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In the fourth over of that innings, Nabi was caught out at the deep square leg. Rashid completed his 300 T20 wickets after dismissing Nabi. However, Zouks still managed to win that game as they chased down the target in 4.1 overs after losing three wickets.

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Here are some crucial stats of Rashid Khan after completing his 300 T20 wickets

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  • Rashid Khan became the first Afghanistan bowler to take 300 wickets in T20 career.
  • Rashid Khan became the fifth spinner to claim 300 T20 wickets.
  • Rashid Khan became the eighth bowler to pick up 300 T20 wickets.
  • Rashid Khan took 213 matches to complete his 300 T20 wickets, which is the fastest to complete 300 T20 wickets. The previous record-holder was Lasith Malinga who completed 300 T20 wickets in 222 matches.
  • Rashid Khan also became the youngest bowler to complete 300 T20 wickets who achieved that feat at the age of just 21 years and 335 days. The previous record-holder was Sunil Narine who achieved that feat at the age of more than 29 years.

Talking about that match, Tridents decided to bat first after winning the toss. However, the defending champions failed to perform strongly in the first innings.

Before the rain interruption in the 18.1 overs, Tridents scored 131/7. Only the opener Johnson Charles (35) and skipper Jason Holder (27) managed to score more than 20 runs in that innings.

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