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Mohammad Irfan sets new world record in T20 cricket

Sunday August 26, 2018 6:12 PM, & Agencies

Mohammad Irfan T20

Barbados: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has set a new world record of being the most economical bowler in the T20 cricket while playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing 2018 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The 36-year-old, notable for his height and pace, conceded just one run in his four overs spell against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and scalped two important wickets of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in the match, according to ANI.

The record was earlier registered to the names of South African bowler Chris Morris and Sri Lanka’s Chanaka Welegedara with an economy rate of 0.5 and 0.25, respectively.

Irfan, the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, has played a total of T20 internationals for Pakistan where he has taken 15 wickets with an economy rate of 7.25.

Irfan made his first-class debut in the QEA Trophy in October 2009 playing for Khan Research Laboratories. He bowled economically but was unable to take any wickets in a high scoring game.

In his second first-class game, Irfan took 7–113 in the second innings and 9 wickets overall in the match. His first wicket in professional cricket was of young Pakistani international batsmen Ahmed Shehzad. He also took the wicket of Imran Farhat and injured Hasan Raza with a bouncer before taking his wicket.

The Caribbean Premier League, which started on August 8, will continue till September 16.

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