Pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Friday became India’s leading wicket-taker in the shortest format when he dismissed two batters during the T20 World Cup match against Scotland to take his tally to 64. He surpassed spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s tally.
Bumrah surpasses Yuzvendra Chahal to become India’s highest wicket-taker
Bumrah achieved this feat in a match against Scotland in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Bumrah, who made match figures 2/10, now has 64 T20 wickets in 54 matches. He surpassed spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who has taken 63 wickets in 49 matches. Bumrah dismissed Mark Watt to wrap up Scotland innings in the 18th over and went past Chahal’s tally of 63 wickets.
Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is third with 55 wickets in 48 matches, followed by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar with 50 wickets from 52 matches and Ravindra Jadeja with 43 wickets in 54 matches.
Bumrah bowled most maiden overs in men’s T20Is
Bumrah also has the most maiden overs in men’s T20Is. The Indian pacer has bowled 8 maiden overs while former Sri Lankan bowler Nuwan Kulasekara has bowled six maiden overs.
India won the match against Scotland by 8 wickets
Coming to the match, India beat Scotland by 8 wickets with 13.3 overs to register their second T20 World Cup win and surpass New Zealand’s net run rate.
Race to the Semi-final
For the semi-finals, India is now dependent on the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand. If Afghanistan wins the next match against New Zealand, India can reach the semi-finals. India now just have to maintain their run rate and the rest depends on the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand.