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Wanindu Hasaranga surpasses Lasith Malinga to become the second-fastest Sri Lankan to reach 100 T20I wickets

<p>Wanindu Hasaranga, the top cricket player of Sri Lanka, reached a noteworthy milestone when he became the second bowler in Sri Lanka, after Lasith Malinga, and the eleventh men’s player to reach 100 wickets in T20 Internationals. With this noteworthy achievement, Hasaranga cemented his status as the leading spinner in Sri Lanka for the Twenty20 format. During the second Twenty20 International (T20I) match of the three-match T20I series between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on February 19 (Monday), Hasaranga achieved this milestone.</p>
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<p>In only his 63rd Twenty20 International, Hasaranga became the second-fastest bowler in history to reach the 100-wicket mark. The only player on the elite list who has more wickets than him is Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, who amassed 100 T20I wickets in only 53 appearances in 2021. The other player from the island country to achieve this accomplishment in 76 matches is Lasith Malinga, the former captain of Sri Lanka. Among the bowlers who achieved the 100 T20I wicket milestone in less than 80 matches are milestone Adair (72) and Ish Sodhi (78). The leg-spinner has also broken the record for most wickets taken by a bowler in men’s T20 Internationals since making his debut in 2019.</p>
<p><strong>Afghanistan Loses to Sri Lanka in the Second SL vs. AFG T20I</strong><br />
In the second SL vs. AFG T20I encounter, which took place in Dambulla on Monday, the home team won handily by 72 runs. With Sadeera Samarawickrama batting 51 off 42 and Angelo Mathews getting an undefeated 42 off 22, Sri Lanka finished with a score of 187/6. Moreover, Hasaranga was very important with the bat, scoring 22 off of 9. Afghanistan responded by being knocked out in 17 overs for only 115 runs.</p>
<p>The Sri Lankan skipper spoke about his feelings after the game on hitting 100 wickets in T20 Internationals.</p>
<p>“There is still more work to be done (on 100 T20I wickets).” I have faith in my modifications, Cricbuzz said.</p>
<p>The Sri Lanka-Afghanistan series’ third Twenty20 international match is set to take place at Dambulla on Wednesday, February 21.</p>