WI VS PAK: Hasan Ali completes 50 T20I wickets, becomes third-fastest Pakistani bowler to achieve milestone – Pakistan premier pacer Hasan Ali on Wednesday completed his 50 T20 international wickets to become the third-fastest Pakistani bowler to achieve the milestone. The right-arm pacer reached the 50-wicket mark when he took the wicket of Evin Lewis in the first T20I against West Indies.
With this wicket, Hasan becomes the ninth Pakistani bowler to take 50 T20I wickets. Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir and Imad Wasim are in the list with 50 wickets to their name in the shortest format of the game.
Hasan is the third-fastest Pakistani to have achieved this feat (38 matches). Former pacer Umar Gul holds the record for achieving the milestone in 36 matches. The 27-year-old has also become the tenth fastest to reach the 50 wicket milestone in the number of matches.
⛈️ Update from Bridgetown: Match Abandoned due to rain.
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Meanwhile, in the first T20I against West Indies, rain saves West Indies from in the 1st T20I after a solid bowling display by Pakistan bowlers, the hosts will look to bounce back in the second T20I here at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Thursday. In the first T20I, showers set in just moments after the anthems were sung and continued for the next two and a half hours before play was finally possible with a nine-over-a-side match declared. Having elected to field some three hours earlier, Pakistan Cricket Team kept Windies to 85/5 from their nine overs with Hasan Ali the pick of the bowlers, taking 2/11 from his two-over allotment.