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Syazrul Idrus Creates T20I Record, Claims 7 Wickets In A T20I Match

Syazrul Idrus of Malaysia etched his name as the first male cricketer to claim seven wickets in a T20 International match. The momentous feat occurred during the opening game of the T20 World Cup Asia B Qualifier at Bayuemas Oval, where Malaysia clashed with China.

The 32-year-old right-arm seamer delivered an extraordinary performance, finishing with exceptional figures of 7 for 8 in his allotted overs. His spectacular spell was pivotal in Malaysia’s commanding eight-wicket victory over China.

Syazrul Idrus Creates T20I Record, Claims 7 Wickets In A T20I Match

Syazrul Idrus’ record-breaking achievement surpassed the previous best of 6 for 5, held by Nigerian cricketer Peter Aho. Idrus’ dismissals came via bowled deliveries, showcasing his accuracy and precision on the field.

Watch Wickets Of Syazrul Idrus:


India’s Deepak Chahar, who claimed 6 for seven against Bangladesh in 2019, holds the record for the highest bowling figures in a T20I among full ICC members.

In the match, China opted to bat first but faced a formidable challenge from the Malaysian bowlers. The Chinese team was all out for 23 runs in just 11.2 overs. Opener Wei Guo Lei scored a mere seven runs, while six Chinese batters were dismissed without adding any runs to the board. With such a small target, Malaysia comfortably chased it down, reaching 24 for 2 in a mere 4.5 overs.

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Best bowling figures in a T20I innings:

Player Name Bowling Figures Overs Team Opposition
Syazrul Idrus 7/8 4.0 Malaysia China
Peter Aho 6/5 3.4 Nigeria Sierra Leone
Deepak Chahar 6/7 3.2 India Bangladesh
Dinesh Nakrani 6/7 4.0 Uganda Lesotho
Ajantha Mendis 6/8 4.0 Sri Lanka Zimbabwe
JJ Smit 6/10 4.0 Namibia Uganda
Ajantha Mendis 6/16 4.0 Sri Lanka Australia
Obed McCoy 6/17 4.0 West Indies India
Peter Langat 6/17 4.0 Kenya Mali
Hernan Fennell 6/18 4.0 Argentina Panama
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