Malaysia’s Syazrul Idrus Creates World Record, Becomes First Bowler To Clinch 7 Wickets In T20I

In the opening game of the T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian fast bowler Syazrul Idrus created history and achieved a remarkable feat in cricket history. He became the first bowler to take seven wickets in a T20 International match that too without relying on any catches. All the dismissals came with his inswing deliveries that shattered the stumps directly.

With this he surpassed Peter Aho’s previous record. Peter Aho had taken six wickets for Nigeria against Sierra Leone in 2021. Among the full members, the record for the most wickets in a T20I match is held by Deepak Chahar of India, who took six wickets against Bangladesh in 2019. This record is now jointly tied for the third-best overall with Dinesh Nakrani of Uganda, who also achieved six wickets in a T20I match.

In this match, China won the toss and elected to bat first. The team had a promising start and scored only 12 runs without losing any wickets in the first four overs. However, the situation quickly changed when Syazrul Idrus came in as the first change. His delivery was so lethal that it bowled Wang Liuyang and gave Idrus his first wicket of the match.

Despite the early setback where Malaysia was standing at 3/2 within just two overs, the team managed to turn the tables around with the help of Virandeep Singh. Singh emerged as the savior for his team with an impressive performance with the bat. He scored a quick 19 runs off only 14 balls which included two fours and a six.

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