Srinagar: Afghanistan ace spinner Rashid Khan on Tuesday achieved another milestone in T20I cricket.
Rashid after claiming three wicket haul against Bangladesh climbed to number 2 position in mens T20I cricket bowling wicket takers list.
Rashid Khan went past Tim Southee to become the second-highest wicket-taker list.
The leg-spinner, who had started the match with 112 scalps in the format, picked up 3/22, including the wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah, to go to 115 wickets.
Southee was second in the wicket-takers list with 114 wickets before the match. Shakib Al Hasan holds on to his record with 122 wickets, the most by anyone in the men’s game, and the second best in all T20Is, behind West Indies’ Anisa Mohammed.
Rashid, who is only 23, has has a remarkable T20I career so far, averaging 13.73 and clocking an economy rate of 6.16 after 68 matches in the format. He has six hauls of four or more wickets in T20Is, which is again the joint-most in the men’s game.