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Wanindu Hasaranga Shatters Lasith Malinga’s Record: A Phenomenal Spin Masterclass at 26

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Fastest 100 T20I Wickets: Breaking Records at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium

Cricket enthusiasts witnessed an enthralling battle at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium as Sri Lanka and Afghanistan clashed in the second match of the T20I series. Sri Lanka emerged victorious, claiming the match by 72 runs and securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The highlight of the game was Sri Lankan captain Wanindu Hasaranga, who not only led his team to victory but also shattered a significant record previously held by the legendary Lasith Malinga.

Wanindu Hasaranga’s Record-Breaking Performance

1Toppling Malinga’s Record

Hasaranga, with two wickets in this match, surpassed Lasith Malinga’s record to become the fastest Sri Lankan player to reach 100 wickets in T20 International cricket. This remarkable feat was achieved in just his 63rd match, breaking Malinga’s previous record of reaching 100 wickets in 76 matches.

 Rapid Ascent in T20I Wickets

The spin maestro not only outpaced Malinga but also stands as the second-fastest player overall to claim 100 or more T20I wickets. Rashid Khan from Afghanistan holds the top spot, achieving this milestone in a mere 53 matches. However, Hasaranga’s achievement in 63 matches places him ahead of Malinga and showcases his exceptional skills.

 Fastest 100 Wickets in T20Is

Fastest to 100 T20I wickets:

  • Rashid Khan – 53 matches
  • Wanindu Hasaranga – 63 matches
  • Mark Richard Adair – 72 matches
  • Lasith Malinga – 76 matches
  • Ish Sodhi – 78 matches
  • Mustafizur Rahman – 81 matches
  • Shakib Al Hasan – 84 matches
  • Team Saudi – 84 matches
  • Shadab Khan – 87 matches
  • Mitchell Santner – 90 matches
  • Adil Rashid – 100 matches

Sri Lanka’s Triumph in the Match

Dominating with the Bat

In this encounter, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl. Sri Lanka posted a formidable total of 187 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Sadeera Samarawickrama’s brilliant knock of 51 runs and Angelo Mathews’ quickfire 42 runs off 22 balls were instrumental in setting up the challenging target.

 Afghan Batsmen Struggle

Chasing the target, Afghanistan struggled from the beginning, losing wickets at regular intervals. They were eventually bowled out for 115 runs in just 17 overs. No Afghan batsman could manage to score more than 28 runs, with Karim Janat being the highest scorer with 28 runs. Sri Lanka’s bowlers, including Angelo Mathews, Binura Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Mathisha Pathirana, claimed two wickets each.

Series Victory for Sri Lanka

With this convincing win, Sri Lanka secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The third and final match is scheduled for February 21, promising another thrilling encounter between these two cricketing nations.

Wanindu Hasaranga’s stellar performance not only propelled Sri Lanka to victory but also etched his name in the record books. As he continues to dazzle with his spin wizardry, cricket fans eagerly anticipate more remarkable achievements in the future.