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Malinga becomes highest wicket-taker in T20 internationals

Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has become the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals on Sunday, with his 99th scalp in the first match against New Zealand in Colombo.

The 36-year-old claimed the 99th wicket of his career by dismissing Colin de Grandhomme in the 14th over of the innings.

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Malinga, who retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his farewell one-day international in July has surpassed Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi’s record, who previously held the record with 98 scalps to his name.

Malinga’s record was, however, overshadowed by New Zealand’s 5-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I.


Saman Siddiqui

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