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KARACHI: Shaheen Afridi has made a world record to become the youngest fast bowler to score a century of wickets in a match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday.
Pakistan’s young fast bowler Shaheen Afridi aged 20, has completed a century of wickets as a fast bowler in T20 cricket, taking two wickets against Multan Sultans while playing for Lahore Qalandars. He is the youngest bowler in the world to do so.
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Afridi broke the record of Jaspreet Bumrah, who completed his 100 wickets in T20 cricket at the age of 23 and 57 days.
In contrast, Shaheen did this feat at the age of 20 years and 326 days. He took the wickets of Chris Lynn (0) and Mohammad Rizwan (76) in the match. Though, the youngest bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket is Mujib ur Rehman of Afghanistan.
Rahman had completed a century in 18-years 271 days. Rashid Khan completed 100 T20 wickets at 18-years and 360 days, Pakistan’s Shadab Khan 100 T20 wickets at 20-years 148 days and England’s Danny Briggs at the age of 23 years 56 days.
It is worth mentioning here Multan Sultans on Friday ended the unbeaten run of Lahore Qalandars after chasing the 158-run target set by the Qalandars with seven wickets to spare at the National Stadium Karachi.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan once again came up big for Multan Sultans, leading his side from the front and scoring 76 runs in his team’s successful run chase of the modest 158-run target set by Lahore Qalandars.
Earlier, Lahore Qalandars during their innings had set a target of 158 for the Multan Sultans courtesy Mohammad Hafeez’s 60 off 30 balls.
The Qalandars had a wobbly start to their innings with the team losing their openers early after some pressure was created by the Multan bowlers.
However, Hafeez and Joe Denly rescued their side but once the two lost their wickets the runs were hard to come by and Lahore ended up with 157/6.
For Multan, Shahnawaz Dahani and Carlos Brathwaite picked up two wickets each and leg spinner Usman Qadir also got a wicket.