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Nida Dar becomes first Pakistan bowler to complete century of T20I wickets

Dar is also the first Asian bowler to reach this landmark!

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Nida Dar becomes the first-ever Pakistan bowler to complete the century of T20 international wickets!

The right-arm off-spin bowler achieved the feat on Wednesday in the first of the three T20Is between Pakistan Women and West Indies Women.

 Dar dismissed Deandra Dottin in the 10th over of the first innings.

She is only the fifth bowler in the women’s game to join the 100-T20I wickets club. And also the first Asian bowler to reach this landmark

Former captain Shahid Afridi holds the record of most wickets in T20Is for the Pakistan men’s team with 98 wickets while Umar Gul is second and Saeed Ajmal is at third spot with 85 wickets apiece.

Among Pakistani women bowlers, former captain Sana Mir, who retired in 2020, has the second most wickets with 89 scalps, ahead of Sadia Yousuf, who took 57 wickets in a career that spanned from 2010 till 2017, and Anam Amin (54 wickets at 20.22).

The other four female bowlers to have crossed the 100-wicket mark in the format are Anisa Mohammed (120), Ellyse Perry (115), Shabnum Ismail (110), and Anya Shrubsole (102).

From the Asian teams, India’s Poonam Yadav, with 95 wickets, follows Nida in the list of highest T20I wicket-takers.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.