Sports News from Sri Lanka: On Sunday, Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga became the T20I cricket’s highest wicket-taker, exceeding all-rounder Shahid Afridi from Pakistan.
He accomplished the feat in the tri-match series ‘ first T20I match against New Zealand by the team. The 36-year-old scalped Colin de Grandhomme’s wicket to accomplish the feat in the 14th over the Kiwi innings.
Malinga carried his tally to 99 points with this wicket, exceeding the complete haul of 98 matches from Afridi. The pacer had also dismissed Colin Munro earlier in the game to match the record of Afridi.