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PAK vs BAN: Shadab Khan Ties Shahid Afridi For The Most T20 Wickets

Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan equaled previous captain Shahid Afridi’s T20 wicket record against Bangladesh.

Shadab Khan and Shahid Afridi have combined for 97 wickets for Pakistan in the shortest format.

On Sunday, during the T20 World Cup play against Bangladesh, the expert bowler broke the previous record by grabbing two wickets.

Shadab has got 97 wickets in 82 games, whilst Afridi has grabbed 98 wickets in 98 games.

Both Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have taken 85 wickets, which places them third and fourth on the list, respectively. Haris Rauf, meanwhile, has 70 kills and is now in sixth position.

Bangladesh has set a target of 128 runs for Pakistan in the match that they must win.

Shaheen Shah Afridi excelled with the ball, claiming 4-22 in four overs.

Bangladesh’s opener, Najmul Hossain Shanto, led the squad in scoring with 54 runs in 48 balls.

After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan elected to bat first against Pakistan, knowing that the victor would advance to the T20 World Cup semifinals.

The Netherlands knocked South Africa from the competition in the first Super 12 game of the day at the Adelaide Oval, guaranteeing India’s place in the final four. India will face Zimbabwe in Melbourne later today.

Pakistan and Bangladesh, who are locked for fourth position with four points each, will now compete in a simulated quarterfinal in the hopes of advancing to the semifinals.

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